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These Palestinian filmmaking twins just won an award at Toronto Film Festival

These Palestinian filmmaking twins just won an award at Toronto Film Festival

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


Image: AFP

'Gaza Mon Amour' scoops up the Netpac Award...

The 2020 Toronto Film Festival officially came to an end yesterday after a vibrant — yet virtual — 10-day fair. The programme was considerably smaller this year due to the pandemic (50 feature films in comparison to the 333 last year) and a particular film caught our eye.

Palestinian film Gaza Mon Amour won the Netpac Award and we couldn't be prouder.

Directed by Palestinian filmmaking twins Tarzan and Arab Nasser, the film is inspired by a real-life event that happened in Gaza in 2013 and tells the story of a 60-year-old fisherman who is secretly in love with a market dressmaker. As the story unfolds, the fisherman then finds a bronze statue of the Greek god Apollo in his nets, leading him to trouble.

The film stars Palestinian actors Hiam Abbas and Salim Daw.

Watch the trailer below...

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