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Jaffa

Directed by: Keren Yedidya
106 Minutes, 2009, Drama

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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Credits

Director: Keren Yedidya

Producer: Transfax Film Productions Ltd.Marek Rozenbaum

Producer: Jerome Bleitrach

Producer: Emmanuel Agneray

Producer: Benny Drechsel

Producer: Karsten Stouter

Cast: Moni Moshonov

Cast: Ronit Elkabetz

Cast: Mahmud Shalaby

Cast: Hussein Yassin Mahajne

Cast: Dalia Beger

Cast: Dana Ivgy

Distributor: Film Movement

Awards

"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