Screwdriver

Please log in to watch films (restrictions may apply)

  1. Extra

    Screwdriver

    Mafak

    Directed by

    Palestine, USA, Qatar

    2018

    108 min

    • Arabic
    • Hebrew

    Drama

    After fifteen years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life as the hero everyone hails him as. Unable to distinguish reality from hallucination, he unravels and forces himself to go back to where it all began.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Ziad Bakri
    Areen Omari
    Jameel Khoury
    Yasmine Qaddumi
    Mariam Basha
    Amir Khoury
    Screenplay
    Bassam Jarbawi
    Cinematography
    David McFarland
    Editing
    Bassam Jarbawi
    Christopher Radcliff
    Production
    RIMSH FILM / DIALECTIC

    Press

    Bassam Jarbawi’s slickly made debut explores the physical and emotional toll felt by a Palestinian prisoner released after 15 years in an Israeli jail.

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    Bassam Jarbawi

    Bassam Jarbawi

    Palestine

    Bassam Jarbawi began working as a photographer during the second Palestinian Intifada. He completed his B.A. in communication and political science at Macalester College, and earned his M.F.A. in screenwriting and directing at Columbia University in New York. His short film CHICKEN HEADS (2009) premiered at New York Film Festival and screened at Sundance Film Festival. Post graduation, Bassam worked in digital distribution in New York and film production in Dubai, and finally moved back to Ramallah, Palestine to found Rimsh Film. There, he produced several shorts and feature documentaries, most recently Raed Andoni's Berlinale winner, GHOST HUNTING. SCREWDRIVER (2018) is his first feature film.