A House in Jerusalem

by Muayad Alayan


Young Rebecca is forced to move with her father from the UK to Jerusalem, in the hopes that a new beginning can help her heal from her mother’s sudden death. Soon after settling into an old house in a neighbourhood known as the Valley of the Ghosts, a series of mysterious events begin and Rebecca is blamed. Diving deep into the mystery of the house and the mystical city of Jerusalem, Rebecca sets out on an enigmatic journey to discover what hides in the shadows of the house. 

Crafted by the talented duo Muayad and Rami Alayan, A HOUSE IN JERUSALEM is an eerily suspenseful and touching story told through the eyes of a young girl, exploring the strength of memory and the power of love.


“A familiar-seeming supernatural story enlivened by a strong political streak”

Screen Daily

“a compelling metaphor about trauma”

“one of the small gems at this year’s IFFR”



Suspense Drama

2023 – Palestine, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Qatar
104 mins

Directed by: Muayad Alayan
Written by: Rami Alayan & Muayad Alayan
Produced by PalCine Productions and Wellington Films Limited
Co-Produced by Metafora, ZDF/ARTE, Cocon Films, Red Balloon Film, KeyFilm

In association with MAD solutions

Backed by BFI Film Fund, Netherlands Film Fund, MOIN Hamburg Filmforderung and Pont Neuf Productions

Producers: Rachel Robey, Muayad Alayan, Dorothe Beinemeier, Hanneke Niens, Giorgos Karnavas, Alastair Clark, Rami Alayan, Abeer Salman
Co-Producer: Isabelle Georgeaux


IFF Rotterdam | Limelight Section
(World Premiere)

Seattle IFF
Galway FF
Mostra Mundo Árabe
Athens Palestine FF
Seoul International Youth Film Festival
Guernsey IFF
Palestinian FF Australia
Mostra de Valencia. Cinema del Mediterrani
China Film Association / Golden Rooster Awards
Diaspora Film Festival
Palestinian Film Festival Bucharest
Goa Film Festival
Art Cinema Lausanne
Palestine Filmer C’est Exister
Bosphorus IFF
– Best International Film
– Best Director
Boston Palestine FF
– Best Narrative Feature Audience Award
Houston Palestine FF
Berkshire IFF

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