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Cinema On Demand: Gaza Mon Amour (U*)

Palestine Film Festival 2020

A man and a woman embrace in a still from Gaza Mon Amour

In today’s Gaza, much like anywhere in the world, finding love is a form of emancipation. 

Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa (Salim Daw) is secretly in love with Siham (Hiam Abbass), a dress-maker at the market. Finally determined to propose, he discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he hides in his home. When Hamas discovers the existence of this mysterious, and invaluable, treasure, troubles begin for Issa. 

This fictional film combines the sweet universal sentiments of love, with the strange, yet true, story of the Apollo statue lifted from the Gazan sea. Will Issa declare his love for Siham, or will he be swallowed by the adverse situation his is living in?

This film includes a pre-recorded intro by directors Tarzan and Arab Nasser.

Palestine/France/Germany/Portugal/Qatar 2020 Dirs Tarzan & Arab Nasser 85 min 

This title is only available to rent in the UK.

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