Soraya, born in Brooklyn in a working class community of Palestinian refugees, discovers that her grandfather's savings were frozen in a bank account in Jaffa when he was exiled in 1948. Direct, stubborn, and determined to reclaim what is hers, she fulfills her life-long dream of "returning" to Palestine. Slowly she is taken apart by the reality around her and is forced to confront her own anger. She meets Emad, a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, they know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even if it's illegal Written by
Palestine's 2009 Academy Awards official submission to Foreign-Language Film category. See more »
Composed by Marcel Khalife / (p) Nagam Records
Reinterpreted by Tamer Nafar, Suheil Nafar, Mahmud Greiri (DAM)
Kayvon Sarfejooy (DJ K-Salaam) & Nick Phillips (Beatnick)
Concept & Under the direction of Annemarie Jacir & Kamran Rastegar See more »
very week script , politically oriented in a cheap direct way . unjustified overwhelmed Nostalgia ( can anyone feels crazy homesick to a place he never lived in and just heard about it from the news and the grandparent's stories ?? ) , actually the writer didn't know how could he tell the story so he simply stuffed his script with many symbols and boring repeated nostalgic ale motives to the extend that that rhythm was terribly agonizing in the last 3rd of the film . the acting was really good specially Suheir Hammad who was acting in a very authentic style . the starting sequence was strong and succeeded to arouse Tension which was unfortunately totally lost .
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