Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on a illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it.
DCP – 2018 – Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico – 127 min – Drama
Original language: Arabic, Hebrew, English
Directed by: Muayad Alayan Cast: Adeeb Safadi, Sivane Kretchner, Ishai Golan, Maisa Abd Elhadi Produced by: PalCine Production Co-produced by: KeyFilm, Manderley Films, Monofilms
Rotterdam International Film Festival – Special Jury Prize for Best Screenplay & the HBF Audience Award