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SCREWDRIVER

SCREWDRIVER

After 15 years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life as the hero everyone hails him to be. Unable to distinguish reality from hallucination he unravels and drives himself back to where it all began.

Language
  • Arabic
  • Hebrew (modern)
Runtime
108
Production Year
2018
Film Type
Feature
Production Countries
  • Palestinian Territory, Occupied
  • United States
  • Qatar
Casts
Ziad Bakri, Yasmine Qaddumi, Jameel Khoury, Amir Khoury, Areen Omari, Mariam Basha
Production Company
Dialectic, Rimsh Film
Premier Status
National premiere
Festivals / Awards
  • 2018: International Bosphorus Film Festival, International Competition, Best Film, Turkey
  • 2018: Montpellier Film Festival, Competition, Young Audience Award, France

Crew List

Director
Bassam Jarbawi
Screenwriter
Bassam Jarbawi
DOP / Camera
David Mcfarland
Editor
Bassam Jarbawi
Editor
Christopher Radcliff
Music
Jon Natchez
Sound
Ryan Billia
Sound
Raja Dubayah
Production Designer
Bashar Hassuneh
Producer
Shrihari Sathe
Producer
Yasmine Qaddumi
Producer
Bassam Jarbawi

Director/s

Bassam Jarbawi
Bassam Jarbawi
Profile

Photos

Film Critic

Dramatic incident

Azizollah Haji Mashhadi
Azizollah Haji Mashhadi

“Screwdriver” (Mafak) first feature by writer-director Bassam Jarbawi tries to portrait Ziad Bakri’s physical, mental and emotional suffering as a Palestinian man who returns home after having spent 15 years in an Israeli prison. Face with a total social change that looks very different from the past, Ziad has no choice but to return to such a society. In fact, it is very difficult for him to accurately distinguish the boundaries between “reality” and “illusion”. Zaid, as a “hero” who has spent his best years in the Israeli prison, expects other people to follow and obey him. By portraying the central character of Ziad, which now has backed home after years of imprisonment, with severe headaches, insomnia and depression, Jarbawi tries to close viewers with him in a simple manner.


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