Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

An ambitious young Palestinian scriptwriter who works as an intern on the production of the popular soap opera Tel Aviv on Fire tries to benefit from his daily encounter with an Israeli guard at the checkpoint, to push his career forward. Conquering a great challenge – the shooting of a pensive comedy about the charged, complex Middle Eastern reality – the director recalls the words of Charlie Chaplin: “To truly laugh, you must be able to take your pain, and play with it.”

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Direction: Sameh Zoabi
Script: Dan Kleinman, Sameh Zoabi
Cinematography: Laurent Brunet, AFC
Editing: Catherine Schwartz
Sound: Pia Dumont, Alain Sironval, David Gillain, Mourad Louanchi
Music: André Dziezuk
Actors: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Nadim Sawalha, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Salim Daw, Yousef Sweid, Amer Hlehel, Ashraf Farah, Laëtitia Eïdo
Production: Lama Films, Film From There,TS Productions, Samsa Film, Artémis Productions
Producer/Producers: Amir Harel, Miléna Poylo, Gilles Sacuto, Bernard Michaux, Patrick Quinet
Co-production: RTBF (Télévision Belge), VOO & BE TV, Shelter Prod
Co-producer/Co-producers: Arlette Zylberberg, Philippe Logie
Art Direction: Christina Schaffer
Costumes: Magdalena Labuz
Sets: Bashar Hassuneh
Camera: Alexandre Berry, Linda Blaschette
Make Up: Emilie Franco, Jasmine Schmit
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Luxembourg, France, Israel, Belgium
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 97΄
Distribution in Greece: Seven Films
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Awards/Distinctions: Interfilm Award for Best Film & Venice Horizons Award for Best Actor – Venice FF 2018