Films screening at this event

Personal Affairs

original title
أمور شخصية
Director
Maha Haj
Cast
Sanaa Shawahdeh, Mahmoud Shawahdeh, Doraid Liddawi, Hanan Hillo, Ziad Bakri, Amer Hlehel, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Jihan Dermelkonian
Country
Israel
Year
2016
Duration
88 min

A touching and gently comic family drama that centres on the lives of a Palestinian family in Nazareth and Ramallah. Saleh and Nabella, an ageing couple, are growing apart much to the bewilderment and frustration of Saleh. Their children have fled the stifling atmosphere of home, one to Sweden, the other to Ramallah, where he is desperately hanging on to his singledom, afraid of commitment to the stunning young teacher, Maysa. When brother-in-law Amer is offered an audition in Haifa, the story builds to a moving climax, which touches on the Israeli-Palestinian political context with unexpected sensitivity and poignancy.