Bristol Palestine Film Festival 2017
Personal Affairs + Short 18 (CTBA) (S) Sold Out
This bitingly funny debut from Palestinian writer/director Maha Haj traces the dissatisfactions of an intergenerational dispersed Arab family living in Nazareth, Ramallah and Sweden.
In Nazareth a weary, long-married couple communicate with each other through an elaborate series of micro-aggressions. Meanwhile their adult children struggle to manage their personal affairs: Tarek has a crippling fear of commitment; heavily pregnant Samar spends her days guarding a determined grandmother while her husband lands a movie role and Hisham lives a lonely life in Sweden, fielding accidental Skype calls from his parents at odd hours of the night.
Crafting a timeless portrait of domestic discontent, Personal Affairs satirically weaves political realities and commentary into the minutiae of daily existence between Israel and Palestine.
Screening with short documentary Occupied Skies, about the struggle of young Palestinians to launch a kite festival in Israel-occupied West Bank. With an introduction from its director Woodrow Morris.