LOIN DE BACHAR
When he was arrested by the Syrian authorities in 2012, after getting involved in a pro-democracy movement, Adnan Al Mhamied thought he would never be free again. But here he is, having fled Syria for Canada with his wife and family. Taking an intimate approach, the filmmaker lets his protagonist do the talking, and follows the everyday lives of a family striving to adapt to a new life. Pascal Sanchez’s film is a delicate, sympathetic look at a Syrian refugee family that is still feeling, in every part of their lives, the devastating effects of war.