Tel Aviv on Fire
97 minutes, 2018
In Arabic and Hebrew with English Subtitles
This witty and charming comedy brings a unique perspective to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier.
His creative career is on the rise until the soldier and the show’s financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle. Winner of Best Film at the Venice Film Festival and Best Screenplay from the Israeli Film Academy, the The New York Times calls Tel Aviv on Fire “sharp-eyed and funny.”