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Where Did I Leave My Face?

Fall Grants 2018 - Development Stage
Current project status: DEVELOPMENT

Ramzi Maqdisi / Feature Narrative / Palestine, France, Germany, Qatar / 2020 / 85 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Exile


Ali, originally from Jerusalem, lives in Paris with his girlfriend, Julie. He is constantly travelling between the two cities to regularly renew his Israeli ID card and avoid losing his citizenship, and becoming stateless. Back home, the city council is threatening to demolish his family’s house, who are exhausted from the pressure. In Paris, Julie discovers she is sick and on his way back to her, a thief steals Ali’s ID card. Recent attacks have created a tense atmosphere in Paris, and a tension surfaces at Julie’s home too when Julie’s recent illness has intensified her wish to have children, a desire Ali does not share. They decide to end their relationship, and Ali returns to Jerusalem to renew his ID, where his family house in soon thereafter demolished. Once again, Ali has to leave Palestine to find a new home.


Ramzi Maqdisi
Ramzi Maqdisi
Iyas Jubeh

About the Director

Ramzi Maqdisi was born 1980 in Jerusalem, Palestine and studied Performing Arts. He began his professional career as an actor in 'Palestinian N.T' (2000-2005) and other theatre plays. He directed a play in Spain and in 2005, he continued his studies at Catalonia Film, where he directed the films 'Solomon’s Stone' (audience award at Mizna Film Festival 2015) and 'Defying My Disability' (2016).

Production Company Profile

Founded in 2013 by Iyas Jubeh, Ramzi Maqdisi, Aurelien Lambert and Juan Meseguer, Quds Art Films is a collective of artists from Europe and the Middle East covering multiple disciplines including film, theatre and music. Their aim is to transcend boundaries and see beyond walls; to narrate stories of, and from people and places. Their goals are to bring together artists from different backgrounds in a more permanent way, through collaboration projects, and to provide a solid start and development to all of its creations.


  • Main Contact

    Iyas Jubeh


  • Main Contact

    Ramzi Maqdisi


  • Production Company

    Quds Arts Films

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