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Director: Rakan Mayasi
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The film is based on true events about the alternative ways of survival that Palestinian inmates have to devise while locked up in Israeli prisons.
2017/ Palestine - Lebanon15 min/ Drama
It is thought that wars and conflicts conquer the essence of body and soul, like the heaving of waves on a rough sea. An imprisoned Palestinian from the resistance forces is serving his time in an Israeli jail. Yearning to see his offspring, he contrives a plot with the help of his spouse. Will his attempt pan out as planned?
Saleh Bakri
Rana Alamuddin
Nadera Omran
Ziad Bakri
Screenwriter: Rakan Mayasi
Parine Jaddo
DOP: Koussay Hamzeh
Editor: Parine Jaddo
Simon Habr
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Production Company(ies)
Groundglass235 in co-production with
The Postoffice
and in association with
db Studios
Koussay Hamzeh
Rakan Mayasi
Mahmoud Korek
Amr Ben Halim
Nabil Qaddumi
film festivals
film festivals World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
film festivals Palestinian Film Festival, Australia
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Muhr Short Competition, UAE
film festivals Calgary International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals New York Film Festival, USA
film festivals Sapporo Film Festival, Japan
film festivals St. Louis International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
film festivals Cork Film Festival, Ireland
film festivals Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals interfilm Festival Berlin, Germany
film festivals Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy
film festivals 2ANNAS Riga International Film Festival, Latvia
film awards
film awards Best Short Film Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería (FICAL) in Spain
Golden Egg for Best Short Film at the Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival
“It is a stunning piece of both spoken seduction and silent mime, reserved yet filled with soulful longing.”-The Independent Magazine - Kurt Brokaw