Le Sel de la mer

A film by Annemarie Jacir, 2008
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Genre: Drama

Languages: Arabic

Subtitles: Français

Format: 1 :1.66

Sound: Dolby

Duration: 109 min

Countries: France, Palestine, Switzerland, Belgium, USA, UK, The Netherlands, Espana

Year: 2008

SYNOPSIS

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Soraya (Suheir Hammad), 28, born and raised in Brooklyn, decides to return to live in Palestine, the country her family was exiled from in 1948. On arriving in Ramallah, Soraya tries to recover her grandparent’s money, frozen in an account in Jaffa, but is refused by the bank. She meets Emad (Saleh Bakri), a young Palestinian whose ambition, contrary to hers, is to leave forever. Tired of the constraints that dictate their lives, Soraya and Emad know in order to be free, they must take things into their own hands, even it means breaking the law. In this quest for life, we follow their trail through remains of a lost Palestine. Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir has been working in independent film since 1994 and has written, directed and produced a number of short films including A post Oslo history (1998), The satellite shooters (2001) and Like twenty impossibles (2003). She works as a freelance editor and cinematographer and also teaches. Salt of this sea is her first feature film. Jacir lives in Ramallah and is currently writting a feature, When I saw you.

CREDITS

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Director: Annemarie Jacir
Script: Annemarie Jacir
Director of Photography: Benoit Chamaillard AFC
Sound: Eric Vaucher, Peter Flamman
Editor: Michèle Hubinon

 

Cast :

 

Suheir Hammad, Saleh Bakri, Riyad Ideis
Produced by JBA Production (France), Philistine Films (Palestine), Thelma Film AG (Switzerland), Louverture Films (USA), Clarity World Films (UK), Augustus Films (Netherlands), TSR (Télévision suisse), Mediapro (Espana)

 

Internationales sales : Pyramide International

FESTIVALS

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Sélection en compétition au 61ème Festival de Cannes 2008 / Un Certain Regard

Festival du film méditerranéen de Bruxelles 2008

Best Actress Award à l’Euro Arab Film Festival Amal, Galicia, Espagne 2008

Festival international du Film francophone de Namur 2008

Prix "Randa Chahal"aux journées cinématographiques de Carthage 2008

Prix du public au Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2009

DIRECTOR

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Palestinian filmmaker Annemarie Jacir has been working in independent film since 1994 and has written, directed and produced a number of short films including A post Oslo history (1998), The satellite shooters (2001) and Like twenty impossibles (2003). She works as a freelance editor and cinematographer and also teaches. Salt of this sea is her first feature film. Jacir lives in Ramallah and is currently writting a feature, When I saw you.

VIDEO

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