High off the success of her first book and planning to marry Ziad (Alexander Siddig), her sensible, stable and studious fiance, May Brennan (Cherien Dabis) has it all. At least that’s what she’d like people to believe. Reunited with her family in Amman, she’s thrust back into the chaos of her former existence. Her headstrong mother Nadine (Hiam Abbass), a born-again Christian disapproves of her Muslim fiance so thoroughly she plans to boycott the wedding. Her younger sisters Dalia (Alia Shawkat) and Yasmine (Nadine Malouf) behave like her children. And her estranged father Edward (Bill Pullman) is suddenly and suspiciously interested in making amends. As her wedding day looms, May finds herself more and more confronted by the trauma of her parents divorce. And soon, her once carefully structured life spins hopelessly out of control.
Cherien Dabis, Hiam Abbas, Alia Shawkat, Nadine Malouf, Bill Pullman, Alexandar Siddig, Ritu Singh Pande, Elie Mitri, Nasri Sayegh
World premiere as opening film at Sundance Film Festival, January 17, 2013
Theatrical release TBA