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  • Production: Transfax Film Productions Ltd. Marek Rozenbaum, Jerome Bleitrach, Emmanuel Agneray, Benny Drechsel, Karsten Stouter
  • Starring: Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Mahmud Shalaby, Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Dalia Beger, Dana Ivgy
  • Distributed By: Film Movement
  • Country: Israel

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Jaffa

Narrative | 2009 | 106 min.
Directed by: Keren Yedidya

In the heart of Jaffa, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and his son Meir, as well as Toufik, a young Palestinian, work there. No one suspects that Mali and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly making their wedding arrangements, tension builds between Meir and Toufik, erupting in a tragedy that forces Mali to make a few horrifying decisions.

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Critical Acclaim

"Absorbing and touching!" - Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter

"Jaffa places itself in a higher weight class because it offers up an artistic, even-handed and reasonable — although surreptitious and painful — analysis of Middle East politics [...] Yedaya makes crystal clear the lack of absolution: No one is blameless, but simultaneously, it’s not that these wrongs don’t matter [...] Yedaya recognizes the horrors of history, yet quietly insists that if we don’t get past pain and horror — and, by extension, if Israel cannot — there is no possibility of a true and lasting future." - Jordana Horn, The Jewish Daily Forward

"...an engaging, sporadically enthralling little drama..." - David Nussair, Reel Film Reviews

*Screened at Festival de Cannes

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