London Palestine Film Festival 2011 from Palestine Film Foundation on Vimeo.
Zindeeq is the latest work by pioneering Palestinian filmmaker, Michel Khleifi (Wedding in Galilee, Tale of the Three Jewels).
It tells the story of M, a Palestinian filmmaker living in Europe. M is working in Palestine on a documentary based on witness accounts of the 1948 expulsions. Abruptly, M receives a call from his sister in Nazareth telling him that his nephew has killed a man during a scuffle and the whole family is now in danger, including him, due to vendetta codes sanctioning revenge killings. M is told to stay far from Nazareth. But he refuses, returning home at three in the morning.
Khleifi’s lyrical film then takes us on a journey through the hours M spends awaiting dawn – a wait that drives him into the depths of his mythical town, Nazareth, and which forces him to confront a tension whereby nostalgia for the past conflicts with a desire to live freed of that past… Zindeeq’s layered narrative structures combine with a striking visual register to make Khleifi’s long-awaited return to fiction an unforgettable and rewarding experience.
2009 Dir. Michel Khleifi 85 min.
(Total running time 105 min.)
Following both screenings of Zindeeq at the 2011 Festival, director Michel Khleifi and producer Omar Al-Qattan will be in conversation with Karma Nabulsi (Friday 29th April) and Nadia Yaqub (Saturday 30th April).
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