speelfilm ‘A drowning Man’ van Mahdi Fleiffel en ‘Bonboné’ and 4 other Shorts online

#PalestinianFilm of the Week:
Bonbone 2017

Rakan Mayasi / 2017 / Drama / 15 mins

A palestinian inmate serving time in an israeli jail receives a visit from his wife who devises a bold and crafty operation to fulfill their secret desires. 

A Drowning Man (2017)

Mahdi Fleifel / 2017 / Drama / 15 mins

Alone and far from home, The Kid makes his way through a strange city looking for the means to get through his day. Surrounded by predators he is forced to make compromises merely to survive, his life of exile grows one day longer.

In Vitro (2019)

Larrissa Sansour and Søren Lind / 2019 / Sci-Fi / 27 mins

Set in the aftermath of an eco-disaster. A vast bunker under the biblical town of Bethlehem has been converted into an enormous orchard. Using heirloom seeds collected in the final days before the disaster, a group of scientists are preparing to replant the soil above.

In the hospital wing of the underground compound, the orchard’s ailing founder, 70-year-old Dunia, is lying on her deathbed, as 30-year-old Alia, Dunia’s successor, comes to visit her. Alia is born underground and has never seen the town she’s destined to rebuild.

The talk between the two scientists soon evolve into an intimate dialogue about memory, exile and nostalgia. Central to their discussion is the intricate relationship between past, present and future, with the Bethlehem setting providing a narratively, politically and symbolically charged backdrop.

Izriqaq (2013)

Rama Mari / 2013 / Drama / 20 min

In a land dotted with killing machines they find an easy cover-up for their crime. And even when the truth starts to find its way out, fate will swiftly play a game so common for this land.

Strange Cities are Familiar (2019)

Saeed Taji Farouky / 2019 / Drama / 21 mins

Ashraf has been a political refugee in London for some 30 years, content with spending his days in his study or at his local social club. One day he receives a phone call from his friend in Palestine, telling him that his son Moataz has been fatally wounded in a protest. His friend pleads with Ashraf to return home.

As Ashraf struggles to return to Palestine, he recollects moments from his past – memories that are a heavy burden and a reminder of his failures and mistakes.

Yellow Moms (2010)

Firas Khoury / 2010 / Drama / 30 min

9 year-old introverted Nizar decides to compete with the village children in the traditional Easter “breaking eggs” games. He is cheating his way to win, all for the sake of Jesus.