Palestine, 2019, 127 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Muayad Alayan, Not Rated, Arabic, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles, Dada Films
“This taut psychosocial drama with political thriller elements deftly conveys the tensions, both physical and mental, between East and West Jerusalem.” – Jay Weissberg, Variety
“A compelling drama in which the personal crosses paths with the political.” – Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter
Sarah, an Israeli café owner living in West Jerusalem, has a clandestine relationship with Saleem, a Palestinian bread vendor, who lives in East Jerusalem. When their spouses discover the affair, two lives — already divided by politics, culture, class and marital commitments — are made infinitely more complicated. A not uncommon betrayal takes an entirely sinister new twist as Israeli and Palestinian authorities misread the writing on the wall. Muayad Alayan’s psychological thriller, based on true events, is shot through with dark, entirely believable intrigue that gives new meaning to the adage “the personal is political.”
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