Night of the Jackal (Layali Ibn Awa)



Directed by: Adellatif Abdul-Hamid

(104 mins) Night of the Jackal is set in a small Syrian village, the film chronicles the effects of Westernization and war on family life. Abu Kamel is the head of a peasant family and the absolute ruler of his little kingdom. His only fear is the jackals that haunt the village at night, keeping him awake with their howling. Whistling can easily keep them away. The problem? Abu Kamel's wife is the only one in the family who can produce the high-pitched sound!

In Arabic with English subtitles.