May in the Summer

99 mins
7.6 / 10 (110)


May, a Jordanian bride-to-be living in New York, travels to Jordan to plan her wedding and spend the summer with her family. But the family reunion is chaotic: her mother threatens to boycott the weekend, her young sisters treat her like a mother, and her estranged father suddenly returns.

MUBI's take

Mining the tensions as well as the joys that enfold homecoming trips, Cherien Dabis’s second feature also stars the gifted filmmaker in her captivating screen debut. Stealing every scene as the Orthodox matriarch, Hiam Abbass (Succession) empathetically evokes the nuances of a mother-daughter bond.

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