Blood and the Moon

Tommaso Cotronei

Yemen, Italy / 2017 / 75'


What happens in the mind of a child bride? Soraya escapes from her husband to reach an unknown village. The local school teacher offers her protection and a place to rest. This is a story of two young people living in Yemen; a young woman from the city and a young man from the countryside. They meet and end up by falling in love. Together they struggle to educate the children in an isolated village, so that they do not fall prey to Al Qaida.


Tommaso Cotronei

Born in a small town in Calabria in 1955, when young he decided to leave in search of a more congenial place and life. In 1993 he became assistant director to Vittorio de Seta and in 1997 he made his first film, Nel blu cercando fiabe.


Language: Arabic

Subtitles: Italian, English

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