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International Competition

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

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Competition | International Competition | Muayad ALAYAN | Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico | 2018 | 132min | DCP | color | Fiction
Director Muayad ALAYAN Screenplay Rami ALAYAN Producer Muayad ALAYAN, Rami ALAYAN Cinematography Sebastian BOCK Art Director Bashar HASSUNEH Editor Sameer QUMSIYEH Sound Sameer QUMSIYEH, Tariq ELAYYAN Music Charlie RISHMAWI, Tarik Abu SALAMEH, Frank GELAT Cast Adeeb SAFADI, Sivane KRETCHNER, Ishai GOLAN, Maisa ABD ELHADI

Program Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
360 2018. 05. 06 20:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5
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617 2018. 05. 09 13:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5
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917 2018. 05. 12 13:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 5
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  • Review

    Sarah is Israeli and Saleem is Palestinian. Each has own spouse. Sarah crosses the border for Saleem at night. While Saleem doing stuff, left Sarah at a bar, he finds a guy flirting with Sarah and bickers with him. It looks like a war of nerve between Isreali and Palestinian men. After the secret nighttime, the war of nerve of two countries is the reality of the day. The Isreali police calls in Saleem while investigating a case. In this process, their relationship is known to Isreal. It puts Sarah having a husband in high-ranking position in a menacing situation. A Palestinian director, Muayad Alayan shows clearly how the melodrama becomes so keen when it meets the politics. The personal feelings turn into the public affair. It leads to a horrible gunfight and threatens lives. Men´s patriarchal violence is emerged as the barbaric reality. [LEE Sang-yong]



Born in Kuwait in 1985, studied film in San Francisco. A Palestinian film director, producer and cinematographer. His first short film, Lesh Sabreen?(2009), premiered at the International Short Film Festival in Clermont- Ferrand in 2009 and screened at over 60 international festivals. His directorial feature debut, Love Theft and Other Entanglements(2015), premiered at the Berlinale Panorama in 2015 and nominated for several First Feature awards at Seattle Film Festival, Taipei Film Festival, Carthage and others. His second feature The Reports on Sarah and Saleem won Audience Award and Tiger Award-Special Mention at Rotterdam International Film Festival in 2018.