In the Battlefields
Daughter of self-destructive parents, twelve-year-old Lina doesn't show much interest in the war taking place around her in 1980's Beirut. Instead, Siham, her aunt's beautiful adolescent maid is the focal point of her rebellious and neglected childhood. As the basis for the girls' relationship shifts, issues of loyalty and power set off a series of events which isolate Lina even more. Unlike films in which the violence of an urban war zone motivate a family to strengthen their ties, director Danielle Arbid depicts, instead, relationships that are shattered by passion, reprisal and guilt.