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Love, Theft and Other Entanglements

A film by Muayad Alayan
A universal story of an anti-hero and his journey towards redemption, Love, Theft and Other Entanglements is about human beings and how they act under circumstances that are heavy to bear.

The film has successfully been screened at 17 of the world's most prestigious festivals.
Love, Theft and Other Entanglements Poster
2015/ Palestine
90 Min/ Drama
Original Title
Al-Hob wa Al-Sariqa wa Mashakel Ukhra
Shot in black and white, the film tells the story of Mousa, a Palestinian car thief who gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money in his impoverished Palestinian refugee camp turns out to be a load of misfortune when he discovers a kidnapped Israeli soldier in the trunk.
Sami Metwasi
Maya Abu Alhayyat
Ramzi Maqdisi
Riyad Sliman
Kamel Elbasha
Hussein Nakhleh
Screenwriter: Muayad Alayan, Rami Musa Alayan
Editor: Sameer Qumsiyeh
DOP: Muayad Alayan
Production Company(ies)
PalCine Productions
Muayad Alayan
Rami Alayan
World premiere at Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
US premiere at Seattle International Film Festival, USA
Arab world premiere at Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
Dubai International Film Festival, UAE
Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
Reel Palestine Festival in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue, UAE
Haifa International Film Festival, Palestine
Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland
Edinburgh International Film Festival, Scotland
Film Fest Gent, Belgium
Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFF), Slovenia
Safar Film Festival, organized by the Arab British Centre in London, UK
Chicago Palestine Film Festival, USA
Best Narrative Award - Arab Film Festival (AFF) in San Francisco
“Beautifully filmed in black and white in a knowing retro style flashing on the Fifties and Sixties, with a bit of French New Wave thrown in.” The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young

“Now in Love, Theft and Other Entanglements, the western world is introduced to Palestinian neorealism.” The Upcoming - Daniel Engelke