Director: Tarzan & Arab Nasser • France, Palestine
In this transfixing chamber drama, a colorful assortment of women (including beloved screen icon Hiam Abbass) crowd a beauty salon in the Gaza Strip; the banter is lively as they await haircuts, pedicures, and wedding-day styling. The veneer of normalcy is stripped away when a violent confrontation escalates on the street outside, trapping the women inside the salon. Laced with dark comedy, Dégradé lays bare the absurdity and tragedy of life under siege.
Run Time: 83 Min.
Festival Program: World Cinema
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