200 Meters

200 Meters

61st TIFF: Greek premiere

Mustafa and his wife live 200 meters apart, in villages separated by the Israeli West Bank Barrier. When informed of his son's accident, Mustafa rushes to the checkpoint but is denied entrance due to a bureaucratic technicality. In a world of brutal absurdity, a 200-meter distance is transformed into an agonizing 200-kilometer odyssey. A tale of fatherly love that plunges us into a dark reality, shedding light into the invisible barriers erected by lifelong οppression.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Ameen Nayfeh
Script: Ameen Nayfeh
Cinematography: Elin Kirschfink
Editing: Kamal El Mallakh
Sound: Sylvain Bellemare
Music: Faraj Suliman
Actors: Ali Suliman, Anna Unterberger, Motaz Malhees, Lana Zreik, Gassan Abbas
Production: Odeh Films
Producers: May Odeh
Co-production: Metafora Production, Film i Skåne
Co-producers: Francesco Melzi, Marco Colombo, Julia Gebauer
Sets: Bashar Hassuneh
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Italy, Sweden
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 96΄
Contact: True Colours Fabio Tucci fabio@truecolours.it
Awards/Distinctions: The BNL People's Choice Award – Venice FF

Ameen Nayfeh

Ameen Nayfeh was born in Palestine in 1988. In 2012, he graduated with an MFA from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan with the goal of telling authentic stories from his region. He has written, produced and directed award-winning short films, and has been freelancing for film and TV production for the past six years.


2014 Suspended Time (doc)
2017 Interference (short)
2018 The Crossing (short)
2020 200 Meters