Director: Firas Khoury
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World premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival
Selected at L’Atelier of Cannes Film Festival and Venice Gap-Financing Market
Received a grant from Doha Film Institute and SANAD Abu Dhabi Film Fund
Selected at The Atlas Workshops of Marrakech International Film Festival and Cairo Film Connection-Cairo International Film Festival
Arab world premiere at the Cairo International Film Festival’s International Competition
Alam Poster
2022/ France - Tunisia - Palestine - Qatar - UAE104 min/ Coming of Age, Drama
ALAM follows the story of a Palestinian teenager named Tamer, who – along with his friends – leads a typical teenage life until one day, he is swept off his feet by the arrival of the beautiful Maysaa.
As he grows closer to her, Tamer agrees to take part in a mysterious and life-changing operation dubbed ‘Alam.’
Mahmoud Bakri
Sereen Khass
Saleh Bakri
Mohammad Karaki
Screenwriter: Firas Khoury
DOP: Frida Marzouk
Editor:Nadia Ben Rachid
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Production Company(ies)
MPM Film
Paprika Films
Philistine Films
Marie Pierre Macia, Claire Gadéa, Naomie Lagadec, Melik Kochbati, Ossama Bawardi
film festivals
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Rome Film Festival, Italy
Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
Red Sea International Film Festival, Saudi Arabia
“Firas Khoury’s debut feature is a fiery and engaging exploration of youth, politicization, and forced forgetting.”
“The performances are strong, particularly from Bakri in the lead.”
Laurence Boyce - Cineuropa