30.09. - 09.10.2021

Thirst 2004 | 113 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Tawfik Abu Wael

TAWFIK ABU WAEL (*1976) studied film direction at the University of Tel Aviv. For Atash, the Arab Israeli has won a multitude of awards, including the FIPRESCI Prize at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.

rated for 0 + years
A family lives on the outskirts of a village. Their everyday life is determined by drought, poverty and a despotic father. The family is held together by a secret which is also at the same time in the process of destroying them. 11 years ago, Gamila, one of the two daughters, broke the ruling sexual moral code. Her father should have killed her then -- but instead for the love of his daughter chose a life of isolation and want. But his wife and family are seething with frustration: their thirst for water, love and life is growing by the day. Atash concentrates not on the Israel-Palestine conflict, but on the inner structure of a Palestinian family.
Original title: Atash
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Arabic
Section: Deluxe
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Tawfik Abu Wael
Screenplay: Tawfik Abu Wael
Cast: Roba Blal, Hussein Yassin Mahajne, Amal Bweerat, Jamila Abu Hussein, Ahmad Abed el Gani
Producer: Avi Kleinberger, Tawfik Abu Wael
Director of Photography: Assaf Sudri
Music: Wissam M. Jibran
Production Design: Boaz Katzenelson
Editor: Galit Shaked-Shaul
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: mec film
World Sales:
Production: Zimeon Production
Contact: Iriti Neidhardt, mec film:


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