Gaza Mon Amour

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Palestine's official submission to the Oscars
Toured prestigious festivals and won nine awards
Officially selected at the 2019 Berlinale Co-Production Market.
Produced by international companies
Inspired by a true story that took place in Gaza in 2014.
Directed by the Nasser brothers whose films were selected at the Cannes Film Festival.
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2020/ France - Germany - Portugal - Palestine - Qatar85 min/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
Gaza, today. Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works as a dressmaker at the market. Finally determined to propose, Issa discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he decides to hide at home. When local authorities find out about this mysterious treasure, troubles begin for Issa.
CAST
Hiam Abbass
Maisa Abd Elhadi
George Iskandar
Manal Awad
CREW
Screenwriter: Tarzan Nasser
Arab Nasser
Fadette Drouard
DOP: Christophe Graillot
Editor: Véronique Lange
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Production Company(ies)
Les Films du Tambour
Producer(s)
Rani Massalha
Marie Legrand
film festivals
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey
Mons International Festival of Love Films, Belgium
Stockholm Film Festival, Sweden
Thessaloniki Film Festival,Greece
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Venice Film Festival, Italy
Zagreb Film Festival, Croatia
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
CineMAS Festival, UAE
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Karama Beirut Human Rights Film Festival, Beirut
Amman International Film Festival, Jordan
film awards
Best Actor at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey
Best Feature at the Mons International Festival of Love Films, Belgium
NETPAC Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Best Screenplay and Best Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Shared Best Arab Film Award and a Special Mention at the Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Best Actress and Best Feature Film at the Critics Awards for Arab Films-Cannes Film Festival
Best Actor Prize at the Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Critics’ Choice Award at the Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
Best Actress and the Best Feature film at the Critics Awards for Arab Films
Quotes
Jonathen Romney-Screendaily
“A strong sense of place, plus a spare but pitchy touch of political background….etc.”

Reuters
"Gaza Mon Amour: Love at an Old Age is Possible”

Jihane Bougrine-Fipresci
“Gaza Mon Amour is a gem of simplicity and intelligence.”