Greece / Jordan / Palestinian Territory / UAE, 2012 (MIFF 2013, A League of Their Own: New Arabic Cinema)
Director: Annemarie Jacir
"One of the best works to come out of the current explosion in filmmaking in the Middle East." – Indiewire
Jordan, 1967. Eleven-year-old Tarek and his mother have been displaced from their native Palestine by the Six-Day War. With difficulties adjusting to life in the refugee camp and a longing to be reunited with his father, the free-spirited Tarek searches for a way out, and discovers a new hope emerging with the times.
A beautiful and moving examination of exile and occupation from director Annemarie Jacir (Salt of This Sea, MIFF 2008), When I Saw You won Best Film from the Arab World in the New Horizons category at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
"When I Saw You is cinematic poetry, the perfect blend of stunning cinematography, humanly portrayed characters and a story that hits you with an immediate gut reaction, yet colours your dreams and inhabits your thoughts for days to come." – Huffington Post
D/S Annemarie Jacir P Ossama Bawardi WS The Match Factory L Arabic w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2012