Muhr Arabic Feature
Palestine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom / 2009 / Portuguese dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / HDCam / 85 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Feature /Best Film: Michel Khleifi (Director)

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Acclaimed director Michel Khleifi's story of a Palestinian film-maker 'M' living in Europe, who returns home to Ramallah to film witness accounts of the 1948 Nakba - not only explores the events of that tumultuous era, but places them in context with the uncertainty and tension of present-day Palestine. Over the course of a single day and night, M's solipsistic existence is shaken when his nephew kills a man in Nazareth, placing the entire family at risk of reprisals. This masterful feature - a quietly witty, complex and occasionally surreal depiction of an exile's relationship with Palestine - marks a new direction in Khleifi's work.



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