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quietearth [Celluloid 04.25.08] movie news drama

This was an official selection at Sundance and will be playing at Tribeca today, but somehow I still missed it. It's the story of two accidental lovers, one Israeli, the other Palestinian. They meet during the World cup finals and are forced to spend an intensive 3 days together upon which they fall in love, then the second Israeli-Lebanon war breaks out. Political message aside, this looks quite compelling and it's beautifully shot by cinematographer Ram Shweky. Here's the synopsis: "6 days in the lives of Eyal , an Israeli living in a kibbutz, and Rana , a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely. Eyal, who came to meet his accidental girlfriend, and Rana who came to cheer the French team, are forced to share as apartment and spend three intensive days together. As the final match approaches, their relationship tightens and they fall in love. Towards the final game, Rana is forced to leave Eyal who remains in Berlin on his own. Things get complicated as the Israel-Lebanon war breaks, and Eyal full of hope, decides to search for Rana, in spite of it all. An intimate encounter of two strangers in a strange city during World Cup and the second Israel-Lebanon war. A Story that touch's the profound wounds, created by years of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, of a young generation asking to reconnect and even reconcile." Link to the trailer after the break!

Strangers official website with trailer

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