Salma's Home


California Theatre, San Jose Sun, Aug 21, 2022 4:25 PM
3Below, San Jose Mon, Aug 22, 2022 4:30 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #4 Fri, Aug 26, 2022 7:30 PM
Pruneyard Cinemas #4 Wed, Aug 31, 2022 7:15 PM
Film Info
Type of Film/Event:Feature
Runtime (minutes):95
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Original Language:Arabic
Subtitles (Language):English
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Juliet Awad
Rania Kurdi
Sameera Asir
Director:Hanadi Elyan
Producer(s):Nathan Bennett
Screenwriter:Hanadi Elyan
Cinematography:Marcus Patterson
Music By:Suad Bushnaq
Editor:Hanadi Elyan


Preceded by the music video AT DAWN.

Three Arab women living in modern day Jordan must put their differences aside and work together. Tangled in a family drama after a man dies, his two wives and his adopted daughter navigate his inheritance, finding out that the only way forward is to try and make peace with each other.

Salma is an independent woman with a serious work ethic and a cold temperament. She operates a struggling baking business from home where her daughter Farah, a working mother with marital problems, visits daily. Their already difficult lives are further disrupted by bad news – Salma’s ex-husband Bakri has passed away, and his new wife Lamia's only inheritence from Bakri is his share of the house where Salma lives. Lamia has no choice but to move in with Salma, and Farah’s marital issues prompt her to move in with her mother as well. Navigating this weird dynamic, and clashing motivations, the women are forced to accept some harsh realities and take control of their lives.

Included Shorts

At Dawn (3min) More

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