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Writer: Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi | Director: Sameh Zoabi | Producer: Amir Harel, Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto, Bernard Michaux, Patrick Quinet | Editor: Catherine Schwartz | Composer: André Dziezuk | Cinematographer: Laurent Brunet | Cast: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Nadim Sawalha, Maisa Abd Elhadi | Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium / 2018 / 97 min

Sameh Zoabi in attendance.

About the Film

Soon after slacker Salam lands a low-level position on Tel Aviv on Fire, a hit Palestinian soap opera, he meets Assi, the Israeli security chief of the checkpoint he passes each day. When Assi learns Salam is involved with his wife's favorite show, he pressures Salam to make story changes both to impress his sweetheart and to paint the Israeli characters in a more flattering light—with surprising consequences. This irreverent satire was the winner of the 2016 NFF Showtime Tony Cox Feature Screenplay Competition.

About the Filmmaker
 
Sameh Zoabi was born and raised in Iksal, near the city of Nazareth. Zoabi graduated from Tel Aviv University with a dual degree in Film Studies and English Literature. Zoabi then received a Fulbright Fellowship to study Filmmaking at Columbia University, earning an M.F.A. in 2005.Zoabi’s work has been shown in many international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, and the New York Film Festival. A selection of Zoabi’s notable work includes a short film titled Be Quiet (2005), for which received a prize at the Cannes Film Festival—Cinefondation Selection. His feature film debut, Man Without a Cell Phone (2010), won several audience awards as well as the Golden Antigone at the 2011 Montpellier Film Festival. Soon after, Zoabi wrote the original script of The Idol (2015), which had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.Along with his work as a filmmaker, Zoabi developed a keen interest in academia. Currently, Zoabi teaches core classes in directing and screenwriting.

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Film Information

Section Feature Film
Type Narrative
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Screening Information

Ticket Price $16.00
 
Date 06/20, 6:00PM
Venue Dreamland Main
Address 17 South Water Street
 
Date 06/23, 5:30PM
Venue Dreamland Studio
Address 17 South Water Street