Tel Aviv on Fire

Picture Tel Aviv on Fire

Tel Aviv on Fire

Original title: Tel Aviv on Fire
Director: Sameh Zaobi
Cast: Lubna Azabal, Kais Nashif, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Yaniv Biton
Country: Belgium, France, Israel, Luxembourg
Year of production: 2018
Length (min): 97
Language: Arabic, Hebrew
Subtitles: Czech, English
Sales: Indie Sales
Section: Central Park

Salam must cross an Israeli checkpoint on his way to work every day. When a soldier on duty finds out that Salam works on a popular TV soap opera with a romantic-espionage plot, he starts suggesting where the story should go. Thanks to his ideas, Salam is promoted from a flunkey to a scriptwriter, but he also ends up in the middle of a clash about the series' ending. This comedy from a region full of tension offers a rather different view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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