Waleed (40) lives in Haifa with his wife and children and dreams of a writing career while suffering from chronic depression. He develops a close friendship with his neighbour (a small-time crook) with an ulterior plot in mind. While the scheme turns into an unexpected friendship between the two men, it leads them into a journey of dark encounters.
Arabic with English subtitles
Director: Maha Haj
Screenwriter: Maha Haj
Cast: Amer Hlehel, Ashraf Farah, Anat Hadid, Samir Elias, Cynthia Saleem, Shaden Kanboura
DOP: Antoine Héberlé AFC
Editor: Véronique Lange
Production Designer: Andreas Antoniou
Costume Design: Hamada Atallah
Sound: Jorg Weimann, Adrian Baumeister, Florian Marquardt, Henry Uhl
Music: Munder Odeh
Production: Baher Agbariya (Majdal Films), Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel
(Pallas Film), Juliette Lepoutre, Pierre Menahem (Still Moving), Marios Piperides,
Janine Teerling (Amp Filmworks). In Association With Metafora Production.
Awards: Best Screenplay, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival 2022; Firebird Award, Hong Kong Film Festival, 2022; Palestine’s official entry for the Oscars, 2023.