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Synopsis

Shy and loveable Palestinian Salam is already in his thirties without, however, having quite found his way in life. That is why he eagerly takes on an internship with the successful TV soap „Tel Aviv on Fire”. In order to reach the television studio, Salam has to pass through the check-point between his home in Jerusalem and Ramallah on a daily basis. This is where he meets Assi, chief of the Israeli border crossing, who is excited to meet one of the „makers” of his wife’s favourite series. To impress his sweetheart, Assi puts increasing pressure on Salam to design the series according to his preferences. Director Sameh Zoabi uses „Tel Aviv on Fire” to approach the conflict in the Middle East from a completely different, original and heartfelt comedic angle.

Director
Sameh Zoabi

(1975)

Filmography
  • Ish lelo selolari (Man Without a Cell Phone, 2010)
  • Mawsem hisad (doc, Family Albums, 2012, co-dir)
  • Under the Same Sun (2013)
  • Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)
Sun, 18.11.2018
7:15 pm
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
031707
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 031707
Mon, 19.11.2018
9:30 pm
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 5
040507
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 040507
Thu, 22.11.2018
9:15 pm
Tallinn, 
Kino Artis
Hall 2
071507
Subtitles: 
ENG
Screening code: 071507
Film info
Countries: Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium
Year: 2018
Duration: 97 minutes
Languages: Arabic, Hebrew
Director: Sameh Zoabi
Producers: Bernard Michaux, Gilles Sacuto, Miléna Poylo
Writers: Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi
DOP: Laurent Brunet
Montage: Catherine Schwartz
Composer: André Dziezuk
Cast: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Nadim Sawalha, Maïsa Abd Elhadi
Productions: TS Productions, Samsa Film, Lama Films, Artémis Productions
Festivals: Venice, Toronto, Zurich
Synopsis

Shy and loveable Palestinian Salam is already in his thirties without, however, having quite found his way in life. That is why he eagerly takes on an internship with the successful TV soap „Tel Aviv on Fire”. In order to reach the television studio, Salam has to pass through the check-point between his home in Jerusalem and Ramallah on a daily basis. This is where he meets Assi, chief of the Israeli border crossing, who is excited to meet one of the „makers” of his wife’s favourite series. To impress his sweetheart, Assi puts increasing pressure on Salam to design the series according to his preferences. Director Sameh Zoabi uses „Tel Aviv on Fire” to approach the conflict in the Middle East from a completely different, original and heartfelt comedic angle.

Director
Sameh Zoabi

(1975)

Filmography
  • Ish lelo selolari (Man Without a Cell Phone, 2010)
  • Mawsem hisad (doc, Family Albums, 2012, co-dir)
  • Under the Same Sun (2013)
  • Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)