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Director: Rakan Mayasi
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
Production Company(ies)
Groundglass235, in co-production with The Postoffice and Mad4Films, in association with db Studios
Koussay Hamzeh
Rakan Mayasi
Mahmoud Korek
Amr Ben Halim
Nabil Qaddumi
World premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
Palestinian Film Festival, Australia
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Muhr Short Competition, UAE
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada
New York Film Festival, USA
Sapporo Film Festival, Japan
St. Louis International Film Festival, USA
Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
Cork Film Festival, Ireland
Stockholm International Film Festival, Sweden
interfilm Festival Berlin, Germany
Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy
2ANNAS Riga International Film Festival, Latvia
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