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TEL AVIV ON FIRE
August 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:05 pm
SOLD OUT. Tickets for seating in the front 3 rows will be available at the door at 7:15 p.m.
Screening Wed. Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.
A COMEDY MADE IN ISRAEL BY A PALESTINIAN
Winner Best Film, Seattle International Film Festival
Winner Best Film, Haifa International Film Festival
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict gets a clever comic sendup in TEL AVIV ON FIRE, the latest feature from writer-director Sameh Zoabi.
Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as a trainee on a popular Palestinian soap opera produced in Ramallah. Every day, to reach the TV studios, Salam has to go through a rather difficult Israeli checkpoint where he must deal with the Israeli commander, Assi, whose wife is a big fan of the soap opera.
“A witty and warm-hearted look at a divided land.” – Jordan Mintzer, Hollywood Reporter
“Wonderfully cast, Sameh Zoabi’s zippy comedy takes clever basic ingredients and runs with them, affectionately lampooning stereotypical attitudes about Arabs and Jews and how each group supposedly demands to be depicted.” – Lisa Nesselson, Screen International
Language: Arabic, Hebrew (English subtitles)