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Qamaran wa Zaytouna

Qamaran wa Zaytouna
(Two Moons and an Olive)
قمران وزيتونة
Directed by Abdellatif Abdelhamid
Written by Abdellatif Abdelhamid
Starring Asaad Fidda
Norman Asaad
Houssam Eid
Nahed Halabi
Bassel Khayyat
Distributed by General Organization for Cinema
Release date(s) 2001
Running time 90 minutes
Country Syria
Language Arabic

Qamaran wa Zaytouna (Arabic: قمران وزيتونة‎) (International title: Two Moons and an Olive) is a Syrian feature drama film by director Abdellatif Abdelhamid.


The film takes Abdelhamid's familiar style in his Layali Ibn Awah and Rasael Shafahiyah. In the three films the director goes back to the countryside environment in the sixties of the past century and seeks the help of the coastal dialect.

The film

The Two Moons and Olive are two boys and a girl (Zaytouna), the film takes place at the beginning of the 1960s. The father who is completely paralyzed after been injured during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, and the mother (Norman Asaad) who is suffering from sexual deprivation and loneliness, which make her a cruel woman punishing her son severely because he sucks on his finger and her daughter because she sympathizes with him, by shaving their hair completely.


  • Muscat Film Festival - Best Director, 2001.

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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