The latest film from Palestinian directors Arab and Tarzan Nasser will represent their country at the upcoming Academy Awards. Gaza Mon Amour will be the thirteenth film put forward for an Oscar by the Palestinian territories.
“It’s an honour for us to represent Palestine at the Oscars” the Nasser brothers have said. “We’re proud to show through this film that love is possible at any age and that it can take place anywhere, even in Gaza.” The film is about a 60-year-old fisherman, Issa: single and secretly in love with his neighbour in the market, a dressmaker. One day he finds a very old statue of the Greek god Apollo in his net. He hides it in his home, but when the local authorities find out about it, trouble begins for the fisherman.
Gaza mon amour is the Nasser brothers’ third film. In 2013 their short Condom Lead was the first Palestinian film to be shown in official competition at the Cannes Festival. Their first feature film, Dégradé, was selected for the Critics’ Week official competition.
Gaza mon amour is a Riva Filmproduktion (Germany) production, Les Films du Tambour (France), Ukbar Filmes (Portugal), Made in Palestine Projects (Palestine) and Jordan Pioneers (Jordan). This feature film received financial support from Eurimages.
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