The Cave (2019)

The Cave (2019)

The Cave (2019)

The documentarian behind Oscar nominee Last Men in Aleppo follows the female doctors of a subterranean hospital looking to rise above the oppressive patriarchal culture in order to help victims of the Syrian war.

201995 minsUSA, Denmark, Germany, Qatar, Syrian Arab RepublicArabic and English with English subtitles
Documentary
Director:
Feras Fayyad ('Last Men in Aleppo')
Cast:
Amani BallourSalim Namour

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The Cave (2019) / Reviews

IndieWire

IndieWire

It’s a frantic, unnerving window into Syria’s collapse, and a nerve-wracking thriller that alternates between acts of courage and utter despair; through that paradox, it captures the struggles on the ground in intimate detail.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Entering theaters at a timely moment, The Cave is a frightening immersion in life under siege in Syria that, as difficult as it often is to watch, can’t come close to replicating how harrowing it must have been to film.

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Variety

Variety

This is both an immensely humanist film, and a tough, heartbreaking watch.

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Film Threat

Film Threat

It will stick with you long after you leave the theater. It is as moving as it is possible for a film to be.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Fayyad and his cinematographers and editors wield the cameras and shape the scenes in the documentary so beautifully that The Cave is both intensely real and a carefully wrought work of cinema.

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