"The Nights of the Jackal"
Directed by Abdulatif Adulhamid
The ruler of a small
Syrian village finds his power limited by the threat of howling jackals that
keep him awake, which only his wife knows how to silence. "An engrossing
story of a foolish peasant patriarch...Westernization, war with Israel and
the plunging price of tomatoes take their toll as he watches his children go
their own way" (John Hartl, Seattle Times). Arabic with
English subtitles. 104 minutes.