Ahlaam (2005)

أحلام / Dreams
2005 | Iraq | Mohamed Al-Daradji | ★★★★

Notable for its bold direction, expressive photography, and heightened tone, Mohamed Al-Daradji's visually striking Ahlaam is an intense, multi-award-winning Iraqi melodrama set against the backdrop of the fall of Baghdad in April 2003.


"The disparate lives of shell-shocked soldier Ali, medical student Mehdi and bride Ahlaam — whose fiancé was kidnapped by Saddam Hussein’s forces on their wedding day — converge in a psychiatric hospital." Mubi