Introduction by Fatimah T. Rony, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies. Q&A session with Director Hanna Elias after the screening.
Upon his release from an Israeli prison, older brother Mazen develops romantic feelings for his childhood friend, Raeda. However, Raeda is already secretly engaged to Mazen’s younger brother Taher. The two brothers become estranged soon after reuniting as they struggle to win over Raeda’s heart. Unsure of her true feelings, the beautiful Raeda is forced into making a decision by the feuding brothers and by her authoritative father. Each of the three central characters find themselves painfully torn between conflicting choices in this tale of love and loyalty to family, to those that they love, and to the land that they are connected to.
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Directed by Hanna Elias. 2003, Palestine • 89 mins. • 35mm