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Between Heaven and Earth (PG*)

Palestine Film Festival 2020

A man and a women stand in front of a car by the side of the road in Between Heaven and Earth

Salma and Tamer want a divorce. But as they are filing for it, missing documents lead to a staggering discovery about Tamer’s father secret love affair with an Iraqi Jewish woman in the 1950’s. 

With this, Salma and Tamer are sent spinning on an emotional road trip exploring loss and betrayal wrapped in this secret past. As the story unfolds the relationships exposes a time when religion was not an issue and love could survive a destroyed landscape. A time in this war-torn country when love and hope was not so complicated, and dividing lines were more diffused. 

Between Heaven and Earth is an imaginative and emotional fiction based loosely on true historical events.

Palestine/Iceland/Luxembourg 2020 Dir Najwa Najjar 95 min 

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