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Gaza Mon Amour

Spring Grants 2020 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser / Feature Narrative / Palestine, France, Germany, Portugal, Qatar / 85 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Gaza, today. Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works as a dressmaker at the market. Finally determined to propose, Issa discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he decides to hide at home. When Hamas discovers the existence of this mysterious treasure, troubles begin for Issa. Will he still succeed in professing his love for Siham?

Credits

Director
Tarzan & Arab Nasser
Screenwriter
Tarzan & Arab Nasser
Producer
Rani Massalha, Marie Legrand, Mickael Eckelt, Co-Producers Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola, Rashid Abdelhamid

About the Director

Twin brothers Tarzan and Arab Nasser were born in Gaza, Palestine, in 1988. In 2013, they directed the short film ‘Condom Lead’ which was selected in official competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, they directed their first feature film, ‘Dégradé’, which had its world premiere at Cannes Critics’ Week in 2015. ‘Gaza Mon Amour’ is their second feature film.

وُلِد التوأمان طرزان وعرب ناصر في قطاع غزة في فلسطين عام 1988. أخرج الشقيقان عام 2013 الفيلم القصير "كوندوم ليد" الذي اختير للمشاركة ضمن فعاليات مهرجان كان. وفي عام 2014، أخرج طرزان وعرب أولى أفلامهما الطويلة " Dégradé" الذي عُرِضَ للمرة الأولى في مهرجان كان 2015. سيكون فيلم "حبيبتي غزة" ثاني أعمالهما الطويلة

Production Company Profile

Founded in 2014 by Marie Legrand and Rani Massalha, Paris-based Les Films du Tambour aims at producing independent feature films from all around the world. It produced ‘Dégradé’ by Arab and Tarzan Nasser (Cannes’ Critics Week, 2015), ‘Sibel’ by Çagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti (FIPRESCI Prize at the Locarno Film Festival 2017), ‘Our Lady of the Nile’ by Atiq Rahimi (Crystal Bear at the Berlinale 2020), and is now in post-production of ‘Gaza Mon Amour’ by Arab and Tarzan Nasser.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Venice FF 2020, Orizzonti (WP)

Awards

Netpac Award, TIFF 2020, Discovery

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Rani Massalha

    Company: 
    Les Films du Tambour
    Email: 
    rani@filmsdutambour.com

  • Production Company

    Les Films du Tambour

    Email: 
    rani@filmsdutambour.com

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