In a collaboration between the Arab Media Network and MAD Solutions
, Palestinian film Gaza Mon Amour
by twin brothers Tarzan
and Arab Nasser
released in Jordanian theatres as of today, Thursday, November 18th
. The film is slated to screen at Prime Cinemas
, Taj Cinemas
and Grand Cinemas
. This comes in parallel with the film’s screenings in Morocco and Mauritania, which kicked off the theatres in the beginning of this month.
It’s worth mentioning that Gaza Mon Amour
started its successful commercial tour across the Arab world at Zawya Cinema in Egypt, where it had a 2-month screening. The film also had a 3-week screening at Cinema Akil in UAE.
Recently, Gaza Mon Amour
opened the Amman International Film Festival
and nabbed the Critics’ Choice Award
at the Fribourg International Film Festival
in Switzerland. The film was Palestine's official submission to the Oscars
, and it received the Best Actress
award and the Best Feature film
at the Critics Awards for Arab Films,
an initiative organized by the Arab Cinema Center.
The film also won multiple international awards, including the Best Actor Prize
for Salim Daw
at the Malmo Arab Film Festival
in Sweden, the NETPAC award
at the Toronto International Film Festival,
the Best Film award
and Special Mention
at the Cairo International Film Festival,
the Best Actor award
at the Antalya Film Festival
and the Best Film
and Best Script awards
at the Valladolid International Film Festival.
The film landed its world premiere at Venice International Film Festival
and took part in several prestigious international film festivals including, The Chicago International Film Festival, Stockholm International Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Zagreb Film Festival
and Berlinale Co-Production Market,
Gaza, today, sixty-year-old fisherman Issa
is secretly in love with Siham
, a woman who works as a dressmaker at the market. Finally determined to propose, Issa discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he decides to hide at home. When local authorities discover the existence of this mysterious treasure, troubles start for Issa…Will he succeed to declare his love to Siham?
Directed by the Nasser
brothers, Gaza Mon Amour
features an all-star cast, including Salim Daw, Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abdelhadi, Georges Iskandar, Hitham Al Omari,
and Manal Awad.
The film is produced by the French company Les Films du Tambour
(delegate producer), in a co-production with Riva Filmproduktion
(Germany), ZDF/Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
and in collaboration with ARTE
(Germany), Ukbar Filmes
(Portugal), Made in Palestine Project (
Palestine), and Jordan Pioneers. MAD Solutions
handles the film’s distribution in the Arab world.
Twins Tarzan and Arab Nasser
were born in Gaza, Palestine, in 1988. They studied Fine Arts at Al-Aqsa University
and became passionate about cinema and paintings. They directed Condom Lead
(15 min, 2013), which got selected in the Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival
2013. Their first feature film, Dégradé
(85 min, 2014), made its world premiere at the Cannes’ Semaine de la Critique
2015, and also screened at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival
. Gaza Mon Amour
is their second feature film.