Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show’s financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle.

Curator’s sight:

Whatever works. The brilliant comedy by Palestinian director Sameh Zoabi seems to echo the films of Woody Allen, capable of making you smile but above all of making you reflect on the need to look at reality from the point of view of the other, as only art can. Aware of the ethical and political responsibility of dealing with a very delicate issue like the Israeli-Palestinian question openly and with diverging perspectives, he chooses to do so through an experience familiar to him: that of the creation of the imaginary through writing, and of the eternal doubts which grip a screenwriter struggling to make his voice heard and to find inspiration in a reality steeped in politics.


Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadim Sawalha


Sameh Zoabi


Samsa Film, TS Productions, Artémis Productions, Lama Films (IL)