Tel Aviv On Fire

Comedy/Drama | PG | 100 min.


Uptown Theater 5 Sat, Oct 19, 2019 1:30 PM
Uptown Theater 5 Sun, Oct 20, 2019 5:15 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Rating:PG for minor language
Production Country:Luxembourg/Belgium/Israel/France
Original Langauge:Arabic
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sameh Zoabi
Cast:Kais Nashif
Lubna Azabal
Yaniv Biton
Maisa Abd Elhadi
Nadim Sawalha
Produced By:Amir Harel
Bernard Michaux
Miléna Poylo
Gilles Sacuto
Screenwriter:Dan Kleinman
Sameh Zoabi
Music By:André Dziezuk


Salam, a charming 30-year-old Palestinian living in Jerusalem, works as an intern on a popular Palestinian soap opera, “Tel Aviv on Fire,” which is produced in Ramallah. Every day Salam must pass through an arduous Israeli checkpoint to reach the television studios. He meets the commander of the check-point, Assi, whose wife is a huge fan of the show. In order to impress her, Assi gets involved in the writing of the show. Salam soon realizes that Assi’s ideas could get him a promotion as a screenwriter. Salam’s creative career catches fire, until Assi and the soap’s financial backers disagree on how the soap opera should end. Squeezed between an Army Officer and the Arab backers, Salam can only solve his problems with a final master stroke.