The European Film Academy announced the 46 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2019.
Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)
NAME OF FILM: TEL AVIV ON FIRE
DIRECTOR(S): Sameh Zoabi
STARRING: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton
GENRE: Comedy Film
SYNOPSIS: A hapless production assistant turned unexpected writer for his uncle’s Palestinian soap opera (the titular Tel Aviv on Fire, set during the Six Day War), Salam finds himself in an awkward situation when a border guard at a checkpoint he crosses daily learns of his profession and begins to not-so-subtley demand some pro-Israeli storyline changes be implemented to improve the show. With Salam caught in the middle between the show’s Palestinian financiers and his unwanted new writing partner, what could possibly go wrong?
The poster and trailer dropped today for Palestinian and Israeli comedy Tel Aviv on Fire, from Palestinian director Sameh Zoabi. Tel Aviv on Fire opens in theaters in the US on August 2.
Traverse City Film Festival released the 2019 program marking the 15th Anniversary Year with a “Cinema Saves The World” theme, and featuring over 200 films and events
Tel Aviv on Fire, a refreshing comedy about the Israeli Palestinian reality, from New York based Israeli Director Sameh Zoabi, will open in theaters on August 2nd.
The Seattle International Film Festival announced the 2019 Awards and the top prizes – Audience Award for Best Film went to Tel Aviv on Fire and We Are the Radical Monarchs won for Best Documentary.
The Third Wife, directed by Ash Mayfair, won the Narrative Feature Jury Prize; and American Factory, directed by Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert, won the Documentary Feature Jury Prize at the 2019 Sarasota Film Festival.
As the 48th edition of International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) fast approaches, the festival is announcing the first 26 confirmed titles, including new films by Claire Denis, Jia Zhangke and Garin Nugroho.
The Jury of the 2018 Venice Film Festival chaired by Guillermo del Toro awarded the top prize, Golden Lion for Best Film to ROMA by Alfonso Cuarón. The Favourite by Yorgos Lanthimos was awarded the Silver Lion – Grand Jury Prize, along with the award for Best Actress to Olivia Colman.
The Toronto International Film Festival revealed the 46 breakout films from 50 international storytellers that will screen in its 2018 Discovery lineup,