The Return


A Film by Meyar Al-Roumi

A man and a woman cross Syria at war. Taysir (40) returns from his exile in France to bury the body of his elder brother Kamal, who died during the fighting ravaging the country. He must take him to their home village in the north of the country where their ancestors lie. Hélène, his passenger, wants to leave the country and return to France. They don’t know each other but there is no turning back for either of them. Despite the threats they go through, Taysir and Hélène eventually get to know each other during this road trip partnership of convenience.

TITLE The Return
GENRE Drama 
LENGTH 67 minutes 

PRODUCTION La Fabrica Nocturna Productions
CO-PRODUCTION Sutor Kolonko 
PRODUCER Xavier Rocher
CO-PRODUCER Ingmar Trost
DIRECTOR Meyar Al-Roumi 
SCREENPLAY Louise Thermes & Meyar Al-Roumi 
SUPPORTED BY German-French Co-Development Fund FFA & CNC, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW


France / Germany 2023