Screening of Muayad Alayan’s “The Reports of Sarah and Saleem” Home Mcr, Tony Wilson Place
Monday 13 January 2020 Start 17.50
Post Screen Discussion with Dr. Ruth Abou Rached, Postdoctoral Research Associate at Freie Universität Berlin.
Synopsis: The extra-marital affair between a Palestinian man and an Israeli woman has political consequences under Israeli rule.
Saleem from East Jerusalem works as a deliveryman. Sarah runs a café in West Jerusalem. Despite being worlds apart, they risk everything as they embark on an illicit affair, snatching moments in the night to meet. But Sarah is the wife of a high-ranking Israeli military official and a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them.
Caught up in the occupation machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit which not even the truth looks able to stop. This is Muayad Alayan’s second feature film.
Winner of the Special Jury Award and Audience Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival 2018
Director Muayad Alayan|2018 |127 mins
13th Jan 2020 5:50 pm – 8:00 pm Home Cinema, Tony Wilson Place, Manchester, M15 4FN