The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

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Showings

Marcus Rochester Cinema Thu, Apr 18, 2019 4:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Sat, Apr 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00
Members:$11.00
Student w/ID (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Al-Taqareer Hawl Sarah wa Saleem
Programs:World Cinema
Tags:Drama
Romance
Middle East
Thriller
Release Year:2018
Runtime:127 min
Country/Region:Palestine
Netherlands
Germany
Mexico
Language:Arabic
Hebrew
English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Dada Films
Trailer:https://vimeo.com/251444039
Cast/Crew
Director:Muayad Alayan
Executive Producer:Hanna Atallah
Producer:Muayad Alayan
Rami Alayan
Cinematographer:Sebastian Bock
Screenwriter:Rami Alayan
Editor:Sameer Qumsiyeh
Composer:Frank Gelat
Charlie Rishmawi
Tarek Abu Salameh
Principal Cast:Maisa Abd Elhadi
Adeeb Safadi
Sivane Kretchner
Ishai Golan

Description

In this riveting drama, a cross-border affair takes on a dangerous political dimension. Saleem, a Palestinian man, and Sarah, an Israeli woman, are involved in a casual affair. Sarah (Sivane Kretchner) owns a cafe in Jerusalem and lives with her husband David, an army colonel. Saleem (Adeeb Safidi), makes a living delivering baked goods in Jerusalem, often to Sarah's cafe, but his low pay and long hours have begun to cause tensions between he and his pregnant wife, Bisan. While the affair itself is depicted as a means for both Saleem and Sarah to release the stress of their personal lives, neither of them appears to consider the possibility of their infidelity being discovered. When that happens, Sarah and Saleem find that not only are their personal lives at stake, but Israeli and Palestinian forces are conspiring against them. Winner, Audience Award, Rotterdam Film Festival

Director Biography


Muayad Alayan was born in 1985 in Palestine. He premiered his feature debut Love Theft and Other Entanglements in 2015. His second film, The Reports on Sarah and Saleem, premiered at IFFR to high praise.


Press

"This frequently taut psychosocial drama with political thriller elements deftly conveys the tensions, both physical and mental, between West and East Jerusalem..." - Variety


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