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. Don’t miss the amazing story of Therese is the wife of a mayor of a small village in Lebanon. The highly anticipated visit of the family of her daughter’s suitor causes much excitement in her life. Therese’s brother, who was killed by a Syrian explosion 20 years ago, still features heavily in the family’s home and looms large through photographs all around the house. Unable to contain her joy, Therese even shares her happiness with her deceased brother – through his photographs – until she discovers that her long-awaited guests are from Syria.

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
Afrah Alsham Band for Eastern Arab heritage: It is a musical band appearing at concerts and family events such as weddings, birthdays and graduation ceremonies. The use of Eastern and Western musical instruments and band includes traditional damask. Afrah Alsham Band was founded in Syria in 2003 and revived in Sweden in 2014. The band presents authentic Arab heritage from the original Arabic songs and tunes as they do on their own.



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.