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PALESTINE , Germany , Netherlands , Mexico | 127 minutes | 2018

Sarah is an Israeli café owner; Saleem, a Palestinian deliveryman. Both are married. But the attraction is strong, and Saleem’s delivery van is soon the scene of their tryst. Impossible for an adulterous liaison between an Arab and a Jew not to get drawn into the political quagmire of a divided Jerusalem… For his sophomore feature, the Palestinian director reinvents the spy thriller with a tightly drawn screenplay that takes a compelling new twist, layering unseen and complex ramifications onto a tale as old as time.

Hubert Bals Fund Audience Award - Rotterdam Film Festival
Best Feature and Best Actress - Durban Film Festival


Saturday October 6, 2018

Program #40
Cinéma du Parc 1

Monday October 8, 2018

Program #137
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Sunday October 14, 2018

Program #269
Cinéma du Parc 2

Muayad Alayan

No biography

• A House in Jerusalem – Feature narrative (in Development)
• The Reports on Sarah and Saleem – Feature narrative 2018 (Director, Producer)
• Love, Theft and Other Entanglements - Feature narrative 2015 (Director, Writer, Producer, Director of Photography)
• Private Sun – Short narrative 2012 (Producer, Director of Photography)
• Sacred Stones – Documentary 2011 (Director, Producer, Director of Photography)
• Mute – Short narrative 2010 (Director, Producer, Writer, Director of Photography)
• Lesh Sabreen? - Short narrative 2009 (Director, Producer, Director of Photography)

distribution and credits

  • Costume Hamada Atallah
  • Editing Sameer Qumsiyeh
  • Cinematographer Sebastian Bock
  • Screenplay Muayad Alayan, Rami Alayan
  • Cast Maisa Abd Elhadi, Adeeb Safadi
  • Sound desgin Tariq Elayyan, Sameer Qumsiyeh


  • Heretic Outreach

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