Muayad Alayan, 2018, Palestine/The Netherlands/Germany/Mexico, 127 min, in Arabic, Hebrew, AND English With English Subtitles, Canadian Premiere

Winner, Audience Award, Tiger Award, Rotterdam IFF 2018; Grand Jury Prize, Seattle IFF 2018; Best Film, Best Actress, Durban IFF 2018

Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it.

Co-presented with Toronto Jewish Film Festival