May in the Summer

Synopsis: High off the success of her first book and planning to marry ZIAD, her sensible, stable and studious fiance, MAY BRENNAN 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, a born-again Christian disapproves of her Muslim fiance so thoroughly she plans to boycott the wedding. Her younger sisters DALIA and YASMINE behave like her children. And her estranged father EDWARD 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.
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Director(s): Cherien Dabis
  3 nominations.
99 min

You're exactly like me.

You can't even nap.

I know, me too.

Who's all coming over?


This is great, no,

but I would love some coffee.

- Amazing.

- Oh, I would love some, too.

Did I tell you guys that my paperback

is finally coming out?

That's great.

- Some time this fall.

- That's amazing.

I'm so proud of you.

Thank you.

- Really?

- Hmm.

They can't wait to meet you.

That's so nice.


Everything else is okay?


It's good.

Are you sure?


I got worried when

I heard Ziad wasn't coming.

Never mind how I find out.

I felt it.

I felt that you were

having some problems.

I swear to you.

I told you, May.

Marrying outside your religion,

your culture, it's all the same.

It never works.

We're better than ever, Mom.

We're getting married.

- I just thought...

- He was just delayed.

He'll be here in a few weeks.

Don't worry, I know

you're not coming to the wedding.

Of course not.

What did we talk about?



you talked to dad?

And why do you

call him that?

What am I supposed to call him?

Anything but that.

It's been almost

ten years, Mom.

He had a heart attack.

It barely qualified

for a heart attack.

Even the doctors say so.

He invented the whole thing

just to get attention.

Still, when

I found out, I called him.

And you know why?

Because I am better than him.

You shouldn't

have done that.

I mean, he made

you miserable for years.

20 years.

As if his affairs weren't

enough humiliating,

he went and he

married a woman half his age.

She's not half his age.

May, she is your age, okay?

Are you going to see him?

- No

- Maybe.

You could've warned me.

I asked you not to tell her.

She said something already?

You're surprised?

I'm sorry.

I forgot.


And I... I didn't

think it was a big deal.

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Cherien Dabis

Cherien Dabis (born 1976) (Arabic: شيرين دعيبس‎) is a Palestinian-American director, producer, and screenwriter. She was named one of Variety magazine's 10 Directors to Watch in 2009. more…

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