Syrian director Osama Mohammed will wrap up the shooting of the first joint Syrian-French film Sundook Al Dunia (Life Box) next month, according to the UAE daily Al Bayan. The film is being produced by the Damascus-based General Cinema Corporation and the French Abib firm.
The Syrian director, who also wrote the script for his latest work, showed off magnificent abilities in his first film, Nujoom Al Nahar, which won many awards.
Nevertheless, he had to wait for five years until he was finally allowed to shoot his second film at the end of last April, despite the fact that he has been working for the Syrian cinema corporation since he graduated from the Moscow Cinema Institute at the end of 1979.
The leading roles are played by Rafiq Al Sebaie, Fares Al Hilo, Bassam Kusa, Zuheir Abdel Karim, Ali Mohammed, Nihal Al Khatib, Maha Al Saleh, Amal Umran, Hala Umran and Karis Bashar.
But the four actual stars of the film include the children Mustafa Sbeih, Ghiyath Ghannam, Mohammed Hamad and Merna Ghannam.
Filming is taking place in a mountainous area near the Syrian city of Safita. Scenes are being shot inside an isolated house inhabited by four families, including grandfathers, sons and grandsons, who live in isolation and experience conflicts resulting from struggle between generations - Albawaba.com