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by Cherien Dabis


To all appearances, May Brennan has it all: she´s intelligent, gorgeous, the recipient of raves for her recently published book, and set to marry her loving fiancé Ziad, a distinguished New York scholar. But immediately upon returning to her family´s hometown of Amman, Jordan, for the wedding, the cracks in her seemingly perfect life begin to show. Her headstrong, born-again Christian mother Nadine disapproves of Ziad, a Muslim, and is firm in her decision to not attend the ceremony. Her sisters Dalia and Yasmine revert to behaving like rebellious teenagers. And her estranged father Edward, newly remarried, awkwardly attempts to make amends. Confronted with the wounds of her parent´s long-broken relationship, coupled with the unavoidable clash of old-world and modern values, May is driven to question the direction her life is taking.

international title: May in the Summer
original title: May in the Summer
country: United States, Jordan, Qatar
sales agent: Elle Driver
year: 2013
genre: fiction
directed by: Cherien Dabis
film run: 98'
release date: BE 21/08/2013, FR 09/04/2014
screenplay: Cherien Dabis
cast: Cherien Dabis, Alia Shawkat, Nadine Malouf, Ritu Singh Pande, Hiam Abbass, Alexander Siddig, Bill Pullman
cinematography by: Brian Rigney Hubbard
film editing: Sabine Hoffman
art director: Ola Maslik
costumes designer: Beatrice Harb
music: Carlo Siliotto
producer: Cherien Dabis, Alix Madigan-Yorkin, Christopher Tricarico
co-producer: Sabine Sidawi-Hamdan, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Joy Goodwin, Beau J. Genot
production: Displaced Pictures, Orjouane Productions
backing: Doha Film Institute, Durga Entertainment Productions, Whitewater Films
distributor: Memento Films Distribution
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