New Palestinian Fiction: Five Short Dramas (12A*)


22 April 2012
Cinema 1

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Film output in the West Bank has been increasing in recent years. This collection of new dramas showcases work from emerging and established directors there today.

Flower Seller
Ihab Jadallah’s (The Shooter, 2007) Flower Seller is a slick thriller built around collaboration and betrayal.
Palestine 2011 Dir Ihab Jadallah 17 min. Screened in Digibeta format.

+ Haneen
This is a lushly filmed allegory on the themes of nostalgia and longing.
Palestine 2011 Ossama Bawardi 18 min. Screened in Digibeta format.

+ The Well
In period piece The Well, Habash (Fatenah, 2009) eschews his previous animation style to tell the story of a father and son seeking refuge in 1948.
Palestine 2011 Ahmad Habash 15 min. Screened in Digibeta format.

+ First Lesson
Bittersweet comedy First Lesson follows Salma as she swaps Palestine for Paris, only to find unexpected challenges await her there.
Palestine 2010 Areen Omari 15 min. Screened in 35mm format.

+ Birth
From director Dima Abu Ghoush (Good Morning Qalqilya, 2004, My Palestine, 2007) unfolds in a Palestinian village during the 1970s, where a daughter is forced to face her fears to help her heavily pregnant mother. 
Palestine 2011 Dima Abu Ghoush 9 min. Screened in Digibeta format.

This event is part of:
Palestine Film Festival 2012

* Locally classified

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