release date January 23 2022
Lovesick in the West Bank Joins Reel Palestine Film Festival UAE
Palestinian short film Lovesick in the West Bank, directed by Said Zagha, shall join the 8th edition of Reel Palestine Film Festival (January 28th – February 6th), where it is scheduled for three screenings. Most recently, the film landed its Arab world premiere at Red Sea International Film Festival.
Reel Palestine is an annual film festival showing a selection of alternative Palestinian films in the UAE at Warehouse 421 in Abu Dhabi and Cinema Akil. The independent cinema platform brings quality films from across the world to audiences in the UAE.
Lovesick in the West Bank recently landed its world premiere at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York.
A Palestinian family hosts a young American tourist after a simple misunderstanding. But as chaos unfolds in their village, it doesn't take too long for them to become part of the absurd mayhem that immediately ensues.
Written and directed by Said Zagha, Lovesick in the West Bank is produced by Mais Salman (Nomadic Film House), and features a stellar Arab cast, including Ali Suliman, Nisreen Faour, Laith Zuaiter, and Nabil Koni. MAD Solutions handles the film’s marketing and distribution in the Arab world.
Palestinian writer-director Said Zagha finished his undergraduate studies at Ohio's Kenyon College in 2011. His 2016 short dramedy "Five Boys and a Wheel" went on to play at 40+ fests worldwide, winning three awards in Mexico, Oman, and Algeria. It is distributed by MAD Solutions and is currently streaming on OSN. He is currently developing his first feature film, "Weedestine" a heist thriller set in the West Bank, which has received a production grant from the Royal Film Commission of Jordan
The Film's Screening Times (GMT +4):
Tuesday, February 1st , at 7:00 PM
Saturday, February 5th , at 5:00 PM
Sunday, February 6th , at 2:30 PM