The Reports on Sarah and Saleem + post-screening discussion

Directed by Muayad Alayan

The extra-marital affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman has political consequences under Israeli rule. Saleem from East Jerusalem works as a deliveryman. Sarah runs a café in West Jerusalem. Despite being worlds apart, they risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair, snatching moments in the night to meet. But Sarah is the wife of a high-ranking Israeli military official and a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them.

Caught up in the occupation machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit which not even the truth looks able to stop.

Winner of the Special Jury Award and Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2018.

Event/ This screening will be followed by a post-screening discussion led by Dr. Ruth Abou Rached, Postdoctoral Research Associate, PalREAD Freie Universität Berlin.

127 minutes

Arabic, English and Hebrew

Partial English

Country of origin:
Germany, Mexico, Netherlands and Palestine

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