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Ajami, Scandar Copty / Yaron Shani

A powerful crime drama set on the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighborhood-a melting pot of cultures and conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians-and told through the eyes of a cross-section of the city’s inhabitants: a young Israeli (Shahir Kabaha) fighting a criminal vendetta against his family, a Palestinian refugee (Ibrahim Frege) working illegally to finance a life-saving surgery, a Jewish police detective (Eran Naim) obsessed with finding his missing brother, and an affluent Palestinian (Scandar Copti) dreaming of a future with his Jewish girlfriend. As their stories intersect-and the film’s narrative shifts back and forth in time-we witness a dramatic collision of different worlds and the tragic consequences of enemies living as neighbors

Awards: Awards of the Israeli Film Academy (Best Director, Best Editing, Best Film, Best Music, Best Screenplay), Boulder International Film Festival (Grand Prize), Cannes Film Festival (Golden Camera – Special Mention), Ghent International Film Festival (Youth Jury Award), Jerusalem Film Festival (Wolgin Award), Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Best Film), Thessaloniki Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Screenplay,  Golden Alexander)


Scandar Copty / Yaron Shani

Production / Release:
Israel, 2009

Genre / Runtime:
Feature film, 120'

Fouad Habash, Nisrine Rihan


Thursday, May 27th @ 22:15

Supported by Embassy of Israel - Zagreb

cinema Europa

Filmski program