With the Attendance of Director Najwa Najjar
Between Heaven and Earth Releases at Zawya Cinema on December 2
Palestinian film Between Heaven and Earth will be released in Zawya Cinema, Downtown, on December 2, 2020. In her capacity as a jury member at the 42nd edition of Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Najwa Najjar will attend several screenings at Zawya Cinema, including her film Between Heaven and Earth that won the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Best Screenplay, during the festival's edition last year.
The film's Facebook page released the official trailer. To watch it, head to the following link:
The film has garnered several awards at international festivals, including the Best Feature Audience Award at Boston Palestine Film Festival, Best Male Performance at Mostra di Valencia Film Festival and Audience Award at Middle East Now Film Festival Florence. Also, Between Heaven and Earth took part in a number of prestigious festivals- London Palestine Film Festival, Toronto Palestine Film Festival, and Malmö Arab Film Festival, to name a few.
A thirty-something couple, Salma and Tamer, have been married for the past five years and living in the Palestinian Territory. The first time Tamer is ever given a three-day permit to cross the Israeli checkpoint, is to file for divorce in the courts in Nazareth. At the courthouse, they are confronted with a staggering discovery about the past of Tamer’s father; a secret which sends Salma and Tamer spinning on an emotional road trip exploring the loss and betrayal of the past, and of themselves.
Written and directed by Palestinian director Najwa Najjar, the film is produced by Ustura Films, in cooperation with Paul Thiltges Ditributions (Luxembourg) and Oktober Films (Iceland). MAD Solutions handles the film’s Arab world distribution.
Najwa Najjar is a Palestinian writer and director. She received her BA in Political Science and Economy, and her MA in Film and Video Production (USA). Since 2000, she has worked on both documentary and feature films. In 2009, she directed her award-winning critically acclaimed debut feature film Pomegranates and Myrrh (2009), followed by Eyes of a Thief (2014), which earned the award for Best Actor at the Cairo International Film Festival and was Palestine's official submission for the Oscar Awards for Best Foreign Film category and the Golden Globe Awards. Between Heaven and Earth is her third and latest feature.
Najwa has also given several directors’ masterclasses and is a jury member of several International film festivals, as well as a reader for the Rawi Sundance Lab for Arab scriptwriters and an advisor for the Rawi Sundance Scriptwriters’ Lab.