WINNER: GRAND JURY PRIZE FOR BEST FEATURE FILM, SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: SPECIAL JURY PRIZE, TITANIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
WINNER: AUDIENCE AWARD, ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is a Palestinian deliveryman from East Jerusalem. Despite both being married and coming from opposing sides of a deeply divided region, they are locked in a passionate and dangerous affair.
When a risky late-night trip to the West Bank goes awry and threatens to expose them, they quickly become the subject of a minor international crisis, caught up in the machinations of two warring states.
Desperate to keep their secret and protect their families, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit, espionage and collusion that not even the truth looks able to stop.
This gripping, accomplished thriller set across the Israeli-Palestinian border refuses to take sides, instead illustrating how in Jerusalem, even sex can be made political.
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Regent Cinema Murwillumbah (from July 4th)
Deckchair Cinema Darwin (Aug 8th, 17th & 20th only)
Director: Muayad Alayan
Language: Arabic / Hebrew / English
Run Time: 127 min
Rating: MA15+ (Strong sex scenes)
"Engrossing. Deftly conveys the tensions between East and West Jerusalem"
"A compelling drama in which the personal crosses paths with the political."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"A taut marital drama. Bears hints of Iranian master Asghar Farhadi. Expertly unravels the sexual relationship between adulterers into a thriller with political and societal ramifications"
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