May in the Summer
May Brennan has it all – intelligence, looks, rave reviews for her recently published book and a loving fiancé. But immediately upon returning to her hometown of Amman, Jordan for the wedding, the cracks in her seemingly perfect life begin to show.
Confronted with the wounds of her parents’ long-broken relationship, coupled with the unavoidable clash of old-world and modern values, May is led to question the direction her life is taking. Her once carefully structured world appears to unravel as she grapples with her own truths in this fresh look at a woman caught in the crossroads between tradition and choice.
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize in the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for Best Film in the Venice Days Competition at the Venice Film Festival.
“Dabis covers a lot of ground as a storyteller while delivering a smart, focused performance.” – Tom Keogh, Seattle Times