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Tel-Aviv on Fire
Directed by: Sameh Zoabi
Israel, Luxembourg, France, Belgium 2018
95 Min  | Hebrew, Arabic Subtitles in English

Best Film award winner in Israeli Feature Film Competition of Haifa International Film Festival 2018. Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on the popular Palestinian soap opera Tel Aviv on Fire, produced in Ramallah. Every day Salam must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. He meets the commander of the check point, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to impress her, Assi gets involved in the writing of the show. Salam soon realizes that Assi’s ideas could get him a promotion as a screenwriter. His creative career catches fire, until Assi and the show’s financial backers disagree on how the soap opera should end. Squeezed between an Army officer and the Arab backers, Salam can only solve his problems with a final master stroke.

Screening attended be the producers


 
Director and Screenplay:
Sameh Zoabi
Cast:
Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Salim Daw