Personal Affairs

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    Personal Affairs

    Omos shakhsiya

    Directed by

    Israel

    2016

    90 min

    • Arabic

    Comedy drama

    Cannes IFF - Un Certain Regard

    In Nazareth, an old couple lives wearily to the rhythm of the daily routine. On the other side of the border, in Ramallah, their son Tarek wishes to remain an eternal bachelor, their daughter is about to give birth while her husband lands a movie role and the grandmother loses her head ... Between check-points and dreams, frivolity and politics, some want to leave, others want to stay but all have personal affairs to resolve.

    Awards

    • Best Israeli Film - Haifa IFF
    • Audience Award Midi Libre - CINEMED
    • Special Jury Mention - Zurich FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Sanaa Shawahdeh
    Mahmoud Shawahdeh
    Doraid Liddawi
    Hanan Hillo
    Ziad Bakri
    Amer Hlehel
    Maisa Abd Elhadi
    Screenplay
    Maha Haj
    Cinematography
    Elad Debi
    Editing
    Véronique Lange
    Sales
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    Production
    MAJDAL FILMS

    Press

    An abstract but promising Israeli debut.

    Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

    Charming

    Tim Grierson, Screen Daily

    Maha Haj Assal

    Maha Haj Assal

    Israel

    Maha Haj grew up and lives in Nazareth. She wrote the screenplay for the post-apocalyptic feature film EXISTENCE. She also wrote and directed the short film ORANGES and the documentary WITHIN THESE WALLS. She works in Nazareth as a screenwriter, script doctor and Art director. Her first feature film, PERSONAL AFFAIRS, was part of the official selection in Cannes.