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Gaza Mon Amour Unclassified 18+

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Palestine’s entry for the Best International Feature Film Oscar is an offbeat Gaza-set romance that finds an unlikely hero in an older man determined to live his fullest life.

Shy fisherman Issa has been pining for widow Siham, a dressmaker, for a long time. The 60-year-old’s life is lonely and monotonous: he sets out for sea at night and sells his modest catch at the street market by day, where his routine is punctuated by glimpses of the woman he desires at her neighbouring store. One night, the sea gives Issa more than just fish – a well-endowed bronze sculpture of the Greek god Apollo – and he is emboldened to finally tell Siham how he feels.

Written and directed by Tarzan and Arab Nasser, and starring Hiam Abbass (Succession; Lemon Tree, MIFF 2008) as the captivating Siham, Gaza Mon Amour masterfully melds complex political issues with comedy. Palestinian authorities may put plenty of obstacles on Issa’s road to love, but the Nasser brothers’ use of absurd deadpan humour in the style of Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki stops proceedings from becoming too bleak. While the sound of gunfire and bombs is never far away, love and laughter blossom in this tender, affectionate film.

“Irresistibly charming … By exploring an aging man’s desire to find love in a dark place, Gaza Mon Amour becomes a fantastic film that both charms and breaks barriers.” – Cinema Escapist

In Cinema

Thu 12 Aug 10:45 am [11330]
Gaza Mon Amour (87 mins)
Forum
Assisted ListeningWheelchair Access100% Subtitles Subtitles
Sun 15 Aug 4:00 pm [13521]
Gaza Mon Amour (87 mins)
The Capitol
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Sat 14 Aug 9:00 am [40124]
Gaza Mon Amour (87 mins)
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Key Cast
Hiam Abbass, Salim Daw
Directors
Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
Producers
Marie Legrand, Rani Massalha
Screenwriters
Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
Cinematographer
Christophe Graillot
Composer
Andre Matthias
Editor
Véronique Lange
Format
Digital
Company Credit
World Sales: Versatile

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