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Tel aviv on fire

Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as a trainee on the Palestinian popular soap opera "Tel Aviv on Fire", produced in Ramallah. Every day, to reach the TV studios, Salam has to go through a rather difficult Israeli checkpoint. There he meets the commander of the checkpoint, Assi, whose wife is a big fan of the soap opera. In order to please him, Assi puts pressure on Salam to change the end of the show. Salam quickly realizes that Assi's ideas could be promoted to him as a screenwriter. Salam's creative career is suddenly boiling, until Assi and the soap opera producers and financiers disagree on how it should end. Stuck between an army colonel and Arab support, Salam can solve his problems with a final master stroke.

Tel Aviv on Fire premiered at Venedig Film Festival where it won Best Actor in the Orizzonti section. It is a bold and warm comedy about Israel and Palestina through the eyes of a writer.

Tel Aviv on Fire
Director:  Sameh Zoabi
Country: Luxemburg, Belgien, Israel, Frankrike
Language: Arabiska, Hebreiska
Running time: 100 min
Year: 2018
Cast: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton  |See full cast & crew
Swedish Premiere: 16 august 2019