A story of a war waged on imagination. A painter’s resistance, courage and spirit can never be imprisoned in this highly stylized story of the conflict of two frustrated artists on either side is Israel’s militarized borders.
Inspired by the creative journey of renowned Palestinian artist in exile Hani Zurob and on true stories and testimonies from the region, we witness expression, confinement, torture, jealousy, courage and freedom as both artists from each culture strive to paint a picture of life surrounded by conflict.
Directed by Jessica Habie, her first feature film. Her documentary works Beyond Blue and Gray and Art and Apathy received awards at several film festivals including Tribeca Film Festival, The Cannes Short Film Corner, and Berlinale Talent Campus. Produced by Baher Agbariya. Thirst (Attash) 2004, Last Days in Jerusalem (2011), Man Without a Cell Phone (2010), Omar (2013). Edited by Luis Carballar Amores Perros (2000), Manorca (2008), Sin Nombre (2009), The Devil’s Double (2011), Immigrant (2012). Sound Design by Martin Herndandez, Amores Perros (2000), Babel (2006) Into the Wild (2007), The Loneliest Planet (2011) On the Road (2012).
Starring Ali Suliman as Khaled, Paradise Now (Golden Globe Winner for Best Foreign Film
2005), The Lemon Tree (2008), Pomegranates and Myrrh (2008), The Attack (2012); Guy El Hanan as Eyal, An Israeli radio personality and an accomplished playwright and; Haale Gafori as Azzadeh author of the original poetry featured in Mars At Sunrise.
Soundtrack by Itamar Ziegler and Tamir Muskat of Balkan Beat Box
and Moshen Subhi