Sommarscen has become a tradition for Malmo Arab Film Festival and on August 5, 2017 it is time again! This time at Bulltofta Motioncenter in Malmö.

Malmo Arab Film Festival – MAFF is proud to present Sophie Boutros’s feature film Solitaire. In the film we meet Therese, wife of the mayor of a small Lebanese village, who with great pleasure prepares the house for a visit from her daughter’s fiancé and family. Excited for the meeting, she’s talking and sharing her excitement with old pictures of her brother who unfortunately passed away by a Syrian bomb.

It’s not until the fiancé and his whole family is standing on her porch that she’s realizing they’re all from Syria. Therese decides to do everything in her power to break the engagement.

Director : Sophie Boutros
Producer : Nadia Eliewat
Scriptwriter : Nadia Eliewat, Sophie Boutros
DOP : Rachel Aoun
Editor : Fadi G. Haddad
Composer : Ziad Boutros
Cast : Julia Kassar, Ali El Khalil, Bassam Koussa, Nadine Khoury, Betty Taoutel, Jaber Jokhadar, Serena Chami, Said Serhan

Afrah Alsham bands

The band was founded in Syria 2003 and was resurrected many years later – in Malmö 2014. Music instruments from west to east are used when Afrah Alsham Band presents their version of traditional Arabic music with a twist of Damascus.

Prepare yourself for a warm and magnificent experience!


Moayad Mogari
Loay Mogari
Hebat Allah Saleh

When: Saturday, August 5 2017

Afrah Alsham band: 21.00
Film: 22.00
Where: Bulltofta Motionscenter, Malmo


 Director Sophie Boutros

She has a degree in Directing for TV and Film from the Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA) in Lebanon. She has worked on a number of music videos for leading Arab singers. MAHBAS is her debut feature film. Boutros is currently the Manager of Student Affairs & Communication at the Mohammed Bin Rashid School for Communication (MBRSC) at the American University in Dubai.