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Mediterranean Fever


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.


Screening Dates

Ramallah, Ramallah Cultural Palace, Tuesday 01.11 19:00
Gaza, The French Institute in Gaza, Wednesday 02.11 18:00