Goethe-Institut Brüssel

‘The Day I Lost My Shadow - Soudade Kaadan’

23 Nov.'22
- 19:00

Past and Present of Arab Societies through Women’s Lenses

At the start of the war in Syria, young pharmacist Sana tries to buy some bottled gas, but her search quickly gets out of hand. Sana’s panic-stricken journey is told with striking hyper-realism and an excursion into magic realism.

Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France in 1979, based in London. She studied theatre criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus and filmmaking at Saint Joseph University (IESAV) in Beirut. Her first feature fiction film The Day I Lost My Shadow was awarded the Lion of The Future for best debut at the 2018 Venice Film Festival, and the jury prize for directing at the LA Film Festival, and screened at various festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, BFI London, Busan and International Film Festival Rotterdam. Her short film Aziza won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A (in English) with director Soudade Kaadan, moderated by Brigitte Herremans. 

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Rue Ravenstein 23 1000 BRUSSELS


  • Subtitles: English
  • Original version: Arabic



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