IDFA: Syrian Comedian Looks for Fresh Start in France

Fares Helou was one of Syria’s most celebrated actors when the Arab Spring arrived in Damascus. But once his political beliefs forced him to flee the country, he suddenly found himself playing his most challenging role yet—as an exile in a foreign land.

Helou’s story is at the heart of “A Comedian in a Syrian Tragedy,” a documentary by director Rami Farah being pitched at IDFA Forum. An intimate portrait of exile, the pic spans fou…
Variety

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