Films byTexts by Michel Khleifi
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Michel Khleifi, 1995, 66’

Testimonies of a number of Israeli-Palestinian couples from different ethnic or religious backgrounds, in search for a way to align their love lives with the political, cultural and religious realities they inhabit.

 

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Michel Khleifi, 1980, 99’

The first full length film to be shot within the disputed Palestinian West Bank ‘Green Line’, Fertile Memory is the feature debut of Michel Khleifi, acclaimed director of the Cannes Film Festival triumph, Wedding in Galilee.

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Wedding in Galilee
Michel Khleifi, 1987, 100’

“For Wedding in Galilee, the idea came to me through the story of a quack doctor who was faced with a newly wed couple unable to make love on their wedding night, creating unbearable tension in a village.

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25.04.2018

When your voice appears on top of the images telling the viewer an anecdote that inspired the title of the film: how when in New York you listen to Palestinian hip-hop and when in Palestine you listen to the blues, you reveal your road trip’s soundtrack. By sharing this snippet of information, you set a tone for the film and the journey. It’s personal. With this letter, I’ve decided to lose the third person, avoid the banal (re)writing of a press release and allow this bid to speak nearby your work to be personal too.

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Ma’loul Celebrates Its Destruction
Michel Khleifi, 1985, 30’

Ma’aloul is a Palestinian village in Galilee. In 1948, it was destroyed by the Isreali armed forces and its inhabitants expelled either to Lebanon or to the neighboring town of Nazareth.