BRIDES

Status – Post Production

Teenage best friends Doe and Muna are going on a trip of a lifetime. Quiet, watchful Doe hasn’t gone anywhere since arriving in the UK as a refugee from Somalia at the age of three. Badass Muna of Pakistani heritage, is the dominant force, leads Doe through airport security. The girls are giddy and excited about their adventure, but as the flight is announced their mood changes. These girls are not going on holiday, but to Istanbul, to be met by a stranger who will take them to the border to start a new life in Syria. Disaster strikes when their fixer doesn’t show up. But there’s no turning back now. Doe and Muna hastily forge a new plan to continue their journey alone; testing their resolve, their faith and their friendship. As we begin to discover the experiences that have led them here, the girls are confronted by the reality of what lies ahead.

Supported by the BFI, Ffilm Cymru Wales, Bankside Films, MIC, and FVG Audiovisual Fund, Brides is the feature debut of acclaimed theatre director Nadia Fall and writer Suhayla El-Bushra, starring newcomer Ebada Hassan and Safiyya Ingar.

Director
Nadia Fall

Writer
Suhayla El-Bushra

Cast
Ebada Hassan, Safiyya Ingar, Yusra Warsama, Cemre Ebuzziya, Aziz Capkurt

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