Tel Aviv on FireDate: September 15, 2019Time: 7:00 pm
Tel Aviv On Fire
Sunday, Sept 15 • 7 pm: Cedar Lee Theatre
Director: Sameh Zoabi, Israel, 2018, Hebrew/Arabic with English subtitles, 97 min
Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, is an intern on the popular Palestinian soap opera Tel Aviv on Fire. On his daily passes through an Israeli checkpoint to reach the TV studios in Ramallah, he befriends the Israeli commander there, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. To impress his wife, Assi gets involved in the writing of the show, but when his storylines catch fire, Assi and the show’s financial backers disagree on how the soap opera should end, leaving Salam squeezed between an Israel commander and the Arab backers.
Nominated for best film, 2019 Israeli Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars)