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51th Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Ajami

Fortnight 2009, Feature film, 2h00

Synopsis

Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood is a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians. Sensitive 13-year-old Nasri and his older brother Omar live in fear when their entire family is in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. Naive young Palestinian refugee Malek works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother’s life. Affluent Palestinian Binj dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend. Jewish policeman Dando becomes obsessed with revenge when his brother is found dead in the West Bank…

Directors

Scandar Copti

Scandar Copti, a Palestinian, is citizen of the Israeli state where most of his family was exiled in 1948. After graduating with honours from the Israeli polytechnic « The Technion » as a mechanical engineer, he decided to leave his profession and pursue his childhood dream of becoming a filmmaker.

Yaron Shani

Yaron Shani is a descendent of Jewish pioneer settlers who left Eastern Europe before World War Two. He graduated with honours from the Tel Aviv University Department of Film and Television, where he wrote and directed several short films.

Eran Naim
Fouad Habash
Ibrahim Frege
Scandar Copti
Shahir Kabaha

Screenplay
Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani

Image
Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Sound
Itay Elohav, Kai Tebbel, Matthias Schwab

Editing
Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti

Music
Rabiah Buchari

Set decoration
Yoav Sinai

Production :
Inosan Productions
18 Yosef kora st.
67014 Tel Aviv
Israël
Tél : +972 3620 4535
Fax : +972 3620 5131
mosh@inosan.co.il
www.inosan.co.il

Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion GmbH
Schwedter Str. 13
10119 Berlin
Allemagne
Tél : +49 30 612 817 50
Fax : +49 30 612 817 51
tkarathanos@twentytwentyvision.eu
office@twentytwentyvision.eu
Web : www. twentytwentyvision.eu

Co-Production :
Talia Kleinhendler, (Israël)
ZDF ‘ Das kleine Fernsehspiel / arte (Allemagne)

Ventes à l’étranger / Foreign sales :
The Match Factory Balthasarstrasse 79-81
50670 Cologne
Allemagne
Tél : +49 221 539709-0
Fax : +49 221 539709-10
info@matchfactory.de
www.the-match-factory.com

Presse / Publicist :
Richard Lormand / World Cinema Publicity
Tél : +33 (0)9 70 44 98 65 / +1 337 214 4815
Skype : intlpress
intlpress@aol.com
www.filmpressplus.com

Awards

Mention spéciale Caméra d’Or