Gaza mon amour

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Gaza mon amour

Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser
Palestine, France, Germany, Portugal, Qatar
2020 | 87′ | o.v. Arabic

Gaza, today. Sixty-year-old fisherman Issa is secretly in love with Siham, a divorced woman who works as a dressmaker at the market. Finally determined to propose, he discovers an ancient bronze statue of Apollo in his fishing net, which he decides to hide at home. When Hamas discovers the existence of this mysterious treasure, troubles start for Issa… Will he succeed in declaring his love to Siham?


Arab and Tarzan Nasser are twin brothers born in Gaza in 1988, one year after the last cinemas in the city were closed. They each graduated with a BFA in painting from Gaza’s al-Aqsa University before turning to filmmaking with the short films Colourful Journey (2010) and Condom Lead (2013), the first Palestinian short film selected in official competition at Cannes. After Apartment 10/14 (2014) and With Premeditation (2014), Arab and Tarzan directed their first feature film Dégradé (2015), selected in competition at Cannes’ International Critics’ Week. Gaza mon amour won the Amore & Psiche Award as Best Film at MedFilm 2020.

  • Screenplay: Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser, Fadette Drouard
  • Cinematography: Christophe Graillot
  • Editing: Véronique Lange
  • Music: Andre Matthias
  • Sound: Tim Stephan, Roland Vajs, Pedro Góis
  • Production Design: Tarzan Nasser, Arab Nasser
  • Costume Design: Hamada Atallah
  • Cast: Salim Daw, Hiam Abbass, Maisa Abd Elhadi, George Iskandar, Hitham Al Omai, Manal Awad
  • Producers: Rani Massalha, Marie Legrand, Michael Eckelt, Pandora da Cunha Telles, Pablo Iraola, Rashid Abdelhamid, Khaled Haddad
  • Production: Les Films du Tambour, Riva Filmproduktion, Ukbar Filmes, Made in Palestine Project, Jordan Pioneers
  • World Sales: Versatile Films