BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon

Personal Affairs

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Omor Shakhsiya
Israel/ 2016/ 1 t. 30 min.
LANGUAGE:
arabisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Amer Hlehel, Sana Shawahdeh, Maïssa Abed El Hadi, Mahmoud Shawahdeh, Doraid Liddawi
DIRECTOR:
Maha Haj
WRITER:
Maha Haj
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Elad Debi
PRODUCER:
Baher Agbariya
Blood is thicker than water

In Nazareth we meet Nabeela and Saleh, an aging couple who live in a sparse apartment. Their three children have all moved out and each in their own way they have distanced themselves from their parents. One is living in Sweden, one is pregnant in Ramallah and one is having difficulties committing himself to a relationship. In PERSONAL AFFAIRS their stories intersect in different ways with the lives of Nabeela and Saleh. With her feature film debut, Palestinian director Maha Haj presents a precise distillation of dysfunctional family relations, with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a backdrop.

 

Maha Haj

Maha Haj (Palestine) PERSONAL AFFAIRS is her feature fictional directoral debut.