• Zindeeq
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2009
Format : Feature
Running time : 85 (in minutes)

Acclaimed director Michel Khleifi's story of a Palestinian film-maker'M' living in Europe, who returns home to Ramallah to film witness accounts of the 1948 Nakba - not only explores the events of that tumultuous era, but places them in context with the uncertainty and tension of present-day Palestine. Over the course of a single day and night, M's solipsistic existence is shaken when his nephew kills a man in Nazareth, placing the entire family at risk of reprisals. This masterful feature - a quietly witty, complex and occasionally surreal depiction of an exile's relationship with Palestine - marks a new direction in Khleifi's work.

A film by Michel Khleifi

Palestine, United Kingdom, United Arab Emirates/2009/ Arabic dialogue with English subtitles/Colour/HDCAM/85 mins

Director: Michel Khleifi
Producer: Omar Al-Qattan
Scriptwriter: Michel Khleifi
Cinematographer: Rémon Fromont
Composer: Jean-Marie Senia
Editor: Marie-Helene Dossaut
Main Cast: Mira Awad, Mohammad Bakri

Contains: Adult Themes and References - Language (15+)

2009 | DIFF, Dubai
* Muhr Arabic Feature
* World Premiere


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