This film screened on Friday 4th October 2019.
Saleem (Adeeb Safadi), a Palestinian deliveryman and Sarah (Sivane Kretchner), an Israeli café owner, are engaged in a clandestine affair as both seek to escape the pressures of their respective marriages. The two live on opposite sides – geographically, politically and religiously – of Jerusalem, and the risk of exposure comes at a great cost. When a late-night tryst in Bethlehem – a West Bank city under Palestinian authority – goes awry, the repercussions turn their romance into a minor international crisis involving the secret police, forced confessions and Saleem’s arrest in Israel under false charges.
Screening as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival 2019 October 4th to 6th.