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Love, Theft and Other Entanglements

Director: Muayad Alayan
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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 was selected at 17 of the world's most prestigious festivals.
It world premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
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2015/ Palestine90 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
Screenwriter: Muayad Alayan
Rami Musa Alayan
DOP: Muayad Alayan
Editor: Sameer Qumsiyeh
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Production Company(ies)
PalCine Productions
Muayad Alayan
Rami Alayan
film festivals
film festivals Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals Seattle International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
film festivals Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Taipei Film Festival, Taiwan
film festivals Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
film festivals Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Reel Palestine Festival in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue, UAE
film festivals Haifa International Film Festival, Palestine
film festivals Silk Road Film Festival, Ireland
film festivals Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK
film festivals Film Fest Gent, Belgium
film festivals Ljubljana International Film Festival (LIFF), Slovenia
film festivals Safar Film Festival, UK
film festivals Chicago Palestine Film Festival, USA
film festivals Arab Film Festival (AFF) in San Francisco, USA
film awards
film awards Best Narrative Award at the Arab Film Festival (AFF) in San Francisco, USA
“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.” Deborah Young - The Hollywood Reporter

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