PALESTINE STEREO

FALASTINE STEREO

By Rashid MASHARAWI

CINETELEFILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2013

Samy and his older brother "Stereo" are planning to emigrate from Palestine. In order to earn money for the travel, they work as sound service in all kind of events throughout the West Bank: weddings, funerals, demonstrations and political meetings...

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2013
Contemporary World Cinema
    • Year of production
    • 2013
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • PALESTINE, TUNISIA
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Rashid MASHARAWI
    • Writer(s)
    • Rashid MASHARAWI
    • Producer(s)
    • Habib ATTIA (CINETELEFILMS), Abdel Salam ABU ASKAR (CINEPAL FILMS), Rashid MASHARAWI (CINEPAL FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • The film is about two Palestinian brothers. Samy is 30 years old and Milad, known as “stereo”, in his forties, are planning to immigrate to Canada after an Israeli air force bombing of their family home.
      Following the attack Samy became mute and deaf and Stereo lost his wife.
      Through the immigration project, the two brothers are hoping to reconstruct their lives.
      Sami’s fiancée « Laila » is totally against her man’s departure and is trying to hold him back by any means necessary but without any success. Sami and Milad decided that they will definitely leave Palestine and its hardship.
      After his wife’s death, “Stereo” Milad gives up his prior life as a wedding singer. He is completely disillusioned and disgusted by life in Palestine.
      In order to pay for the travel, they decide to buy a second hand sound system that they will rent for all kind of events in Ramallah: Weddings, funerals, demonstrations, and political meetings.
      As they move on, the film tells about the absurdity of life in Palestine, using derision and without complacency, showing a wide range of situations both comical and desperate.
    • Partners & financing
    • SORFOND NORWAY - Production Grant
      Aide aux Cinemas du Monde CNC MAE France - Production Grant
      ENJAAZ Dubai UAE - postproduction grant
      Visions Sud Est Switzerland - production Fund
      Palestinian Ministry of culture
      Palestinian Television
      Palestinian Investment fund
      Augustus Color, Italy
      A Palestine, Tunisia, France, Norway, UAE, Italy, Switzerland coproduction
    • Production schedule
    • Pre-production start : 06/2012
      Shooting Start : 09/2012
      Editing Start : 12/2012
      Rough-cut : 06/2013
      Fine-cut & Delivery : 08/2013
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2012
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