Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

200 Meters (٢٠٠ متر)

Ajyal Competition

Ameen Nayfeh / Feature Narrative / Palestine, Jordan, Qatar, Italy, Sweden / 2020 / 96 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic, English, Hebrew / Arabic, English, Italian subtitles
Interests: Drama, Thriller, Road Trip
Middle East Premiere
Rated: This film has not been rated.

  • Come back soon to see screening dates

Synopsis

Mustafa (Ali Suliman) and his wife Salwa live a mere 200 metres apart in two Palestinian villages, separated by a dividing wall. One day he gets a call every parent dreads—his son has been in an accident. Rushing to cross the checkpoint, Mustafa is denied on a technicality. But a father’s love won’t give up, and he will do anything to reach his son. A 200-metre distance becomes a 200-kilometre odyssey. Mustafa, left with no choice, attempts to smuggle himself to the other side of the wall.

Seasoned trafficker Nader is willing to help, but for a price. One that is shared between a motley crew of fellow passengers who join Mustafa on his endeavour. There is the young and brash Rami, artsy activist Kifah and German photographer Anne, who attempts to film the whole experience. Caught between two divided worlds, where distance is relative, the film beautifully closes the gap both geographically and emotionally between its characters and subject matter. The depiction of everyday life in an occupied land and the obstacles the people there face are a universal appeal to breaking down barriers the world over.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Ameen Nayfeh was born in Palestine in 1988. In 2012, he graduated with an MFA from the Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts in Jordan with the goal of telling authentic stories from his region. He has written, produced and directed award-winning short films, and has been freelancing for film and TV production for the past six years.

Credits

Director
Ameen Nayfeh
Screenwriter
Ameen Nayfeh
Producer
May Odeh
Editor
Kamal El Mallakh
Production Designer
Bashar Hassuneh
Co-Producer
Franseco Melzi, Marco Colombo, Julia Gebauer
Music
Faraj Suliman
Cinematographer
Elin Kirschfink
Sales Company
True Colours
Production Company
Odeh Films
Sound
Raja Dubayah, Sylvain Bellemare
Cast
Ali Suliman, Lana Zreik, Samia Bakri, Tawfeeq Nayfeh, Maryam Nayfeh, Salma Nayfeh, Anna Unterberger, Mahmoud Abu Eita, Nabil Al Raai, Ghassan Abbas

blog comments powered by Disqus