SEPTEMBER 15-19, 2018

THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM

Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico, 2018, 127 min.
Prodcution: PalCine Productions
Languages: Arabic, Hebrew, English
Format: DCP

Script: Rami Alayan
Director: Muayad Alayan
DoP: Sebastian Bock
Composer: Frank Gelat, Charlie Rishmawi, Tarek Abu Salameh
Producers: Muayad Alayan, Rami Alayan
Cast: Adeeb Safadi, Sivane Kretchner, Ishai Golan, Maisa Abd Elhadi

Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem embark on an illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, they find themselves trapped in a web of deceit.

Muayad Alayan

Born in 1985. Palestinian filmmaker, based in Jerusalem. Studied film in San Francisco. His short debut “Why Sabreen?” (2009), made with and about the youth of his home village, won awards at festivals worldwide. Co-founder of Palcine Productions, a collective of visual artists in Jerusalem and Bethlehem. He has worked as a film instructor in Palestine. His debut feature “Love, Theft and Other Entanglements” (2015) premiered in Berlin.

2018    The Reports on Sarah and Saleem
2015    Love, Theft and Other Entanglements
2011    Sacred Stones (doc) (co-director)
2010   Mute (short)
2009  Why Sabreen? (short)