The Reports on Sarah and Saleem - Enzian Theater

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The Reports on Sarah and Saleem

This film will take place at the Orlando Science Center Digital Adventure Theater

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Sarah, an Israeli café owner living in West Jerusalem, has a clandestine relationship with Saleem, a Palestinian bread vendor, who lives in East Jerusalem. When their spouses discover the affair, two lives — already divided by politics, culture, class and marital commitments — are made infinitely more complicated. A not uncommon betrayal takes an entirely sinister new twist as Israeli and Palestinian authorities misread the writing on the wall. Muayad Alayan’s psychological thriller, based on true events, is shot through with dark, entirely believable intrigue that gives new meaning to the adage “the personal is political.” Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at Seattle and a Special Jury Prize for Best Screenplay and the Audience Award at Rotterdam, THE REPORTS ON SARAH AND SALEEM is gripping and morally complex entertainment that shows how political tensions can seep into everyday life in unexpected ways.

Palestinian Territories/Germany/Netherlands/Mexico, 2018, 127 min, Directed by Muayad Alayan, Not Rated, In Arabic, English and Hebrew with English subtitles

  • “A compelling drama in which the personal crosses paths with the political. Excellent performances.”

    – Jordan Mintzer, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
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