“With this film, as with our previous work, we seek to give a glimpse of everyday life on this small piece of land called Gaza. It’s a strange place, where the simplest situations can turn out to be immensely complicated.” -Tarzan and Arab Nasser


Synopsis:

Gaza, today. Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a woman who works as a dressmaker at the market. Finally determined to propose, he discovers an ancient statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he decides to hide at home. When Hamas discovers the existence of this mysterious treasure, troubles start for Issa…Will he succeed in declaring his love to Siham?

About the director:

Twins Tarzan and Arab Nasser were born in Gaza, Palestine, in 1988. They studied Fine Arts at Al-Aqsa University where they became passionate about cinema and painting. In 2013, they directed the short CONDOM LEAD. The film was selected in Official Competition at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2014, they directed their first feature film, DÉGRADÉ, which had its world premiere at Cannes’ Critics’ Week 2015, was selected at the 2015 TIFF, and sold in a dozen territories world- wide. GAZA MON AMOUR is their second feature-film. Its world premiere will take place in September 2020 in Official Selection in Orrizonti at the Venice Film Festival.