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Written & Directed by Maha Haj 2016

" delicious and monotonous as eating a bag of pistachios"

"... manages to capture some of the most adorably absurd behaviours of human beings in relationships"

   "Personal Affairs has its own story to tell, and Haj tells it winningly and distinctively"

"أمور شخصية "حب وتانغو في مواجهة الاحتلال

  • Cannes official selection 2016                        Nominee Golden Camera Nominee Un Certain Regard  

  • Haifa Int' Film Festival 2016 Winner Award Best Feature

  • 2016 Philadelphia Film Festival  Best First Feature

  • 2016 Zurich Film Festival Special Mention Best International Feature Film

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By Jessica Habie

Mars at Sunrise is a thoughtful and inventive look at a seemingly endless war.” – Jeanette Catsoulis, The New York Times

“Told with loving attentiveness to memories, dreams, poems and vivid visual cues, this experimental feature illustrates the power of art to shore up the spirit.” – Kee Chang, Anthem Magazine

“Mars at Sunrise is one of the first true indie gems to hit theaters in 2014” – Richard Propes,

“Mars at Sunrise …is an accomplishment” – Kenneth R. Morefield, 1 More Film Blog


by Tawfik Abu Wael

A journey story that begins at a train station with a rustic atmosphere and ends in bustling Tel Aviv. When the ride inside the train itself, there will be a magical moment of two people 'out of time and place', when they are inside a huge and threatening machine that gallops on railroad tracks.

- Winner best short film, Haifa Int' film festival 2017

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by Tawfik Abu Wael

  • Cannes Film Festival 2004

Winner FIPRESCI Prize Critics Week

  • Jerusalem Film Festival 2004

Winner Award Best Feature

  • Paris Biennal of Arab Cinema

Winner Special Prize of the Jury


by Hany Abu Assad

Mohammed Assaf, an aspiring musician living in Gaza, sets a seemingly impossible goal: to compete on the program "Arab Idol."



April 12, 2018

Jowan Safadi, born as Palestinian in the State of Israel, is a famous musician and a true free spirit. With his band Fish Samak he delivers songs ranging from the political and social to the emotional and philosophical and gathered a huge fan-community in the Arabic world. Jowan is unafraid to speak his mind or tackle taboo subjects, and his lyrics, at once penetrating and witty, have also courted controversy on several occasions: Previously investigated by Israeli police for "inciting terrorism", his last tour to Jordan ended with his arrest and an overnight stay in a Jordanian prison cell. But this is just the beginning: standing for co-resistance instead of co-existence and criticizing the stare society he lives in, Jowan struggles for his ideals - at any price.

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