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BONBONÉ

Director: Rakan Mayasi
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Based on true events, the film is about the alternative ways of survival that Palestinian inmates have to devise while locked up in Israeli prisons.
The film world premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and screened at more than 10 international film festivals.
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2017/ Palestine - Lebanon15 min/ Drama
Original Title
Bonbona
SYNOPSIS
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?
CAST
Saleh Bakri
Rana Alamuddin
Nadera Omran
Ziad Bakri
CREW
Screenwriter: Rakan Mayasi
Parine Jaddo
DOP: Koussay Hamzeh
Editor: Parine Jaddo
Simon Habr
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Production Company(ies)
Groundglass235
The Postoffice
Mad4Films
db Studios
Producer(s)
Koussay Hamzeh
Rakan Mayasi
Mahmoud Korek
Amr Ben Halim
Nabil Qaddumi
film festivals
film festivals Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), Canada
film festivals Palestinian Film Festival Australia, Australia
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), 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 - International Short Film Festival Berlin, Germany
film festivals Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy
film festivals 2ANNAS Riga International Film Festival, Latvia
film festivals Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería (FICAL), Spain
film festivals Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, Serbia
film festivals Elia Short Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
film festivals Gabes Film Festival, Tunisia
film festivals Festival Ciné Palestine, France
film awards
film awards Best Short Film Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Almería (FICAL), Spain
Golden Egg for Best Short Film at the Kustendorf International Film and Music Festival, Serbia
Best Short Film at the Elia Short Film Festival, Lebanon
Best Short Film at the Moscow International Film Festival, Russia
Best Short Film at the Gabes Film Festival, Tunisia
Audience Award and Jury Award at the Festival Ciné Palestine, France
Quotes
“It is a stunning piece of both spoken seduction and silent mime, reserved yet filled with soulful longing.” Kurt Brokaw - The Independent Magazine