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Screening Time
29/7 (Sat) 11:00am
6/8 (Sun) 5:55pm
Golden Scene Cinema
29/7 (Sat) 3:00pm
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Annecy International Animation Film Festival – Official Selection

Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia (2022) – Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film

Dounia & The Princess of Aleppo


Dounia, a cheerful little Syrian girl full of dreams, loses her mother prematurely. Then the regime arrests her father. With her grandparents, she has to leave her beloved country to find a new home. Despite the obstacles that stand in her way, she knows that she can count on the few magic nigella seeds she holds in her hand and on the help of the princess of Aleppo…A traumatic journey of so many Syrian refugees from a child’s point of view, while at the same time summoning all the magic and beauty of the legends of the Arabic world.

Country / Region: Canada
Duration: 72 mins
Director: Marya Zarif, André Kadi

Language: French
Subtitle: English & Chinese Subtitled

Guest of Post-screening Sharing (Conducted in Cantonese):

29/7 (Sat) GSC - Ka Sing Fung - Director of “Lost Love”

29/7 (Sat​)PE - Eric Lee - Best Screenplay of Hong Kong Film Awards for "Tracey"

6/8 (Sun) PE - Jessey Tsang - Best New Director of Hong Kong Film Awards for “Big Blue Lake”


Movies can be a shared vocabulary that strengthens the bond between the parents (or guardians) and their children. For kids aged from 6 to 11, the ‘Parent-Child Movie Time” screenings are not only about enjoying movies together, but also drawing kids into meaningful conversations afterwards.

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