Director, script: Soudade Kaadan
Cast: Lama Hakim, Gabriel Malki, Ehab Shaaban
D.o.p.: Mark Khalife
Produced by: KAF Production
A woman smuggles bread to the besieged area with a flourishing tree as her only shelter. A man runs away from the Syrian army leaving everything behind him. They both know there is no escape. Besieged Bread is a portrait of a meeting between two ordinary people in the middle of a chaotic war: a war that does not spare anyone.
Soudade Kaadan, born in France in 1979, is a Syrian director living in London since 2020. She finished her degree in theatre criticism at the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and studied filmmaking at Saint Joseph University (IESAV) Lebanon. She has directed and produced documentary films for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, UNDP and UNICEF, and has made several short films. Her first feature film, The Day I Lost My Shadow (2018), premiered at the 2018 Venice Film Festival and won the Lion of the Future award for best debut film. Her recent short film, Aziza, won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize 2019.