Allemagne-Syrie-Liban 2017 | vostang | 98’ | c | Documentaire de : Talal Derki |
> Récompenses : Sundance Film Festival – Grand Prix du Jury Documentaire, Oscars 2019 – nomination pour le meilleur film documentaire
After his Sundance award-winning documentary Return to Homs, Talal Derki returned to his homeland where he gained the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses mainly on the children, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up with a father whose only dream is to establish an Islamic Caliphate.
« An admirably audacious feat of documentarian access, Of Fathers and Sons is of obvious topical and anthropological interest as a glimpse into the gradual radicalization of young males and the deep community ties which underpin the process. While unambiguously disapproving in its overall tone, it commendably avoids presenting Abu Osama as a two-dimensional fanatic, instead intelligently probing the roots of his anger and passionate involvement in armed struggle. » (The Hollywood Reporter)