So one of the wonderful things I like about my present gig, is after all the stress and strain in working on project to project is you actually get to see the fruit of your creative/administrative/re-editing loins in the final film production screening.
So the other night my staff and I were invited to check the screening of "Syrian Bride" at the UN (which by the way has waaaaaaay to much security to go through, just to go to a small ass screening room).
Syrian Bride is the story of an Israeli-bride-to-be that must give up her country, her family, and all her familar grounds to be with her husband who is Syrian born. As the two countries do not recognize each other in dual citizenship, one must denounce one's citizenship in order to part of the next. Hence the Israel born Syrian Bride. The movie depicts a bride prepping for good bye admist polictical war fare, family fueds, and her own personal struggle with the what is to be the happiest day of her life; in a dramatic humorouse way, some parts will definitely keep you laughing.
One of the attendees that tagged along with us, is a woman from Armania, who cried, no I take that back "sobbed" big *SOBS* all through this movie, so much so the audience would think that this is her story. I had to ask ; apart from the obvious what touched her so? She said, that fact this is a real story, and even though she fled her country for political reasons, she too had to denounce her country, and that this still does go on present day, and something like this could be taking place right as we speak, someone having to say goodbye (for the better)?
Got me to thinking, how much would one be willing to give up for love? Your space, your time, your video games, your shoe closet shelves? your absurd garbage pail kids collections??? All of this may be the "unwilling-stuff-your-still-willing-to give-up-within-reason."
But to give up one's country, one's family, and to never see that again.
That's some kind of love.
Great Movie, in theatres November 16th. (***Three Bk Babe Stars, and I'm out!)