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A House in Jerusalem (Bayt fi Al-Quds)

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Muayad Alayan / Feature Narrative / Palestine, Qatar / 0 min / DCP2K
In Arabic, English, Hebrew / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Politics, Social Issues, Fantasy, Psychological
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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In the hope of fulfilling their life-long desire of living in the Holy Land, a Jewish American family move to Jerusalem, where they buy a house that was once the property of Palestinians. Shortly after they settle in, they discover the grave of a young Palestinian girl in their new garden, which dates to the 1940s. Their hopes for a utopian life begin to crumble as seven-year-old Rebecca finds it hard to adapt to her new home, and is increasingly haunted by the ghost of the dead girl.

About the Director

Muayad Alayan is a film director, cinematographer and producer based in Palestine. His directorial debut ‘Love, Theft and Other Entanglements’ (2015), which he also produced, had its premiere in the Panorama section of the Berlin International Film Festival. It was nominated for the First Feature Award and has since been distributed in more than 20 territories. His first short film premiered at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2009 and went on to screen at more than 60 festivals. He also co-directed and produced the documentary ‘Sacred Stones’, which won the Al-Jazeera Channel Award in 2012.


Muayad Alayan
Muayad Alayan, Rami Alayan
Muayad Alayan, Rami Alayan


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