7.3/10 (IMDB)

Sirens

1h 19m Documentary
Sirens
Sirens

About

Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East's first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.

Director

Rita Baghdadi

Cast

Shery Bechara, Lilas Mayassi

Rating

Not Rated

Year

2022

Country

United States, Lebanon

Language

English, Arabic


Main Trailer


Reviews

  • "If the band's spiky but unwavering friendships remain intact, one can only hope that the Lebanese metalheads will be rocking their way into countless hearts very soon."
    - The Playlist
  • "With the band's headstrong co-founders leading their tale, SIRENS is a powerful reminder that punk isn't dead if you know where to look."
    - IndieWire
  • "Wanting more is a criticism, but it’s a luxury criticism. This documentary builds a world you want to explore further."
    - The Hollywood Reporter

Awards

  • Frameline San Francisco Int'l LGBTQ Film Festival
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival
  • Sun Valley Film Festival, US
  • Florida Film Festival
  • L.A. Outfest

Festivals

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • Santa Barbara Int'l Film Festival
  • Cleveland Int'l Film Festival
  • Buenos Aires Int'l Festival of Independent Cinema
  • Hot Docs Int'l Film Festival
  • Munich Int'l Film Festival
  • Krakow Film Festival
  • Frameline Film Festival
  • Sydney Film Festival
  • Outfest LA Film Festival
  • Zurich Film Festival
  • True/False Film Festival
  • and more...