An incisive depiction of life under a permanent state of siege, Dégradé follows the story of 13 women who find themselves in a beauty salon struggling to maintain normalcy in Gaza as violence literally rages at their door. Set almost entirely within the beauty salon, Dégradé captures the intriguing conversations between a diverse group of female clients that include a bride-to-be, a pregnant woman, a devout woman and a pill-popping addict as their day of leisure is disrupted when gunfire breaks outside the salon. Impressively directed and featuring an ensemble of blazing performances including that of the renowned Hiam Abbas, Dégradé is a homage to the women of Gaza showcasing their resilience, strength and humour.
Date: Friday 20 November 2015
Venue: Palace Norton Street, Leichhardt
For more information visit: http://www.palestinianfilmfestival.com.au/