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Happy Holidays

Fall Grants 2018 - Production Stage

Scandar Copti / Feature Narrative / Palestine, Qatar / 2019 / 110 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Identity


A student’s involvement in a minor accident sets off a chain reaction of events that leads to the exposition of her double life, as well as the double lives of some of her relatives.


Scandar Copti
Scandar Copti
Jean Bréhat, Dorothe Beinemeier, Tony Copti
Production Company
Fresco Films
Production Company
Fresco Films

About the Director

Scandar Copti is a Palestinian filmmaker and visual artist, known for his film 'Ajami' (2009) that has won more than 15 awards, including the Camera d'Or Special Mention at Cannes, as well as a nomination for the 82nd Academy Awards. Copti’s video art projects have been exhibited worldwide at venues such as Gutman Museum, NYU gallery at Abu Dhabi, b_tour Foothold Festival, Beit Alkarmeh and the Oslo Kunstforening Art Gallery, among others. Copti headed the Film and New Media program at NYU Abu Dhabi from 2014 to 2017, and he’s currently teaching at NYUAD and working on his film 'Happy Holidays'.


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    Dorothe Beinemeier

    Red Balloon Film GmbH

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