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Mussolini's Sister

Mussolini's Sister

Despite the everyday banality of growing old, Hiam Jarjoura (85), an amusingly cynical lady from Nazareth- who has every reason to despise the world as experienced today- manages to rule over her entire world from a single old notebook, a cctv and a daily meal she cooks for her beloved son, Mubada (55). Gradually and painfully, Hiam finds herself with more time to kill and a lot more to recall. The film offers a retreat into Hiam's discerning memory, as she consciously finds herself more and more alone, at the presence of strangers, and final reflections on love, politics and contempt.

Dir. Juna Suleiman - 70min - 2018 - Israel, Palestine

"This acute documentary gets under the surface of its Palestinian film-maker’s sharp-tongued grandmother to the loneliness and resentment within' - The Guardian

Mussolini's Sister
  • Mussolini's Sister

    Dir. Juna Suleiman - 2018 - Israel, Palestine

    Despite the everyday banality of growing old, Hiam Jarjoura (85), an amusingly cynical lady from Nazareth- who has every reason to despise the world as experienced today- manages to rule over her entire world from a single old notebook, a cctv and a ...

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  • Mussolini's Sister - Trailer

    Dir. Juna Suleiman - 70min - 2018 - Israel, Palestine

    Despite the everyday banality of growing old, Hiam Jarjoura (85), an amusingly cynical lady from Nazareth- who has every reason to despise the world as experienced today- manages to rule over her entire world from a single old notebook, a cct...