Arts & Artists
Malas, Mohammed

(1945 - )

Born in Damascus in 1945, Malas graduated form the Cinema Institute of Moscow in 1974. While still as student in 1972, he directed Ahlam madina (City’s Dreams). His next film was based on this short film, which centers on dreams, memory and the city. Both his films have won awards.

Ahlam madina (City’s Dreams), 1972
Al layl (the Night)

Synopsis: Set in Damascus in the 1950s, the film follows tumultuous political changes, and societal changes through the eyes of a child.