Tel Aviv on Fire

March 17, 2020, Lighthouse Cinemas, Pacific Grove

7 p.m. film (ticket required)

 

Feature, Comedy, Satire  / Luxembourg, Belgium, Israel, France / 2018 / PG-13

Director: Sameh Zoabi

Running Time: 97 minutes

English with subtitles

About The Film

Salem (Kais Nashef) is a Palestinian from East Jerusalem, who is a low-level production assistant on the soap opera "Tel Aviv on Fire" in Ramallah. Following a lie

he tells Asi (Yaniv Biton), an officer at the checkpoint he must pass through every day to get to work, Salem is suddenly promoted to be a screenwriter on the show. There is only one problem - Salem can't write screenplays. To avoid getting fired, Salem makes a deal with Asi, who helps him write in exchange for fine Palestinian hummus, and a promise that the series' plot will end with a wedding. However, the Palestinian investors want a different ending, and Salem finds himself in a bind.