Huda's Salon

by Hany Abu-Assad

Europe Beyond Borders

Italian premiere

genre: fiction

(Netherlands, Palestine / 2021 / 91’)

Bethlehem, Palestine. Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon for a haircut. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people. Reem escapes the salon, but that same night Huda is arrested by members of the resistance. They find nameless pictures of all the women Huda recruited, including Reem’s. Huda knows that she will be executed the moment she gives up the names and tries to bide herself as much time as possible. Meanwhile, Reem is unwillingly risking her life.

In collaboration with con Assopace Palestina