DIAMAND ABOU ABBOUD
First drawing attention with her role in VOID (2013), Diamond’s recent performances in both THE INSULT and IN SYRIA have put her firmly on the international map. Starring opposite Hiam Abbas (see below), IN SYRIA is a co-production between Lebanon, Belgium and France, and directed by a non-Arab filmmaker. A nerve-shredding study of life in Damascus, its trophy haul include the Audience Award of Berlinale’s Panorama sector. Social Stats: Weak presence!