"Two hundred meters", a family and a border, by Palestinian director Ameen Nayfehe
"Two hundred meters", the first feature film by Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh, was released on June 9 on screens in France.
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Two hundred meters
Two hundred meters
, on screens in France since June 9, plunges us into the privacy of a Palestinian family, complicated by the separation wall erected by Israel.
It is the first feature film by Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh.
Two hundred meters is all that separates Mustafa from his wife Salwa and his three children… But within those 200 meters there is the separation wall erected by Israel along the green line.
The family can rarely get together because Mustafa works in construction sites and lives in Tulkarm, West Bank and Salwa, she lives in Hadera, Israel.
Both communicate by light signals from their terraces at night.
A daily life that becomes even more complicated the day Mustafa forgets to renew his license to pass the checkpoints of the wall, then his son is injured. To find his family, the father then seeks to cross the border between the two countries illegally. Here he is in a van, with unexpected passengers. The film then turns into a
, for an express but dangerous journey ...
The subject is serious, serious even;
but the Palestinian director Ameen Nayfeh - of which it is the first feature film - manages to keep a light tone.
It is the daily life of the Palestinians that he portrays with, also, its moments of joy ... The film, awarded with prizes in several festivals, is carried by Ali Suliman, in the role of Mustafa, who plays this father with restraint. family whose epic tells the ordinary and daily battle of the Palestinians.
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