The Palestinian “200 Meters” movie will be screened at Mälmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF) tonight. The film is participating in the official competition of the festival.
Directed by Ameen Nayfeh, It is a collaboration project between Palestine, Jordan, Italy, and Sweden.
The story of the film revolves around Mustafa and his wife who come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart but separated by the wall.
While their unusual living situation poses a challenge to their marriage, they do what they can to make it work. When their son is hospitalized, Mustafa rushes to the checkpoint but is denied entry.
The film was among CineGouna SpringBoard’s winning projects in development at the first edition of El Gouna Film Festival, and it won the BNL People’s Choice Award at the 17th Venice Days.
Regarding its participation at the MAFF official competition participants, it include “The Man who Sold his Skin” (Tunisia), “Curfew” (Egypt), “Under the Concrete” (Lebanon), “Gaza Mon Amour” (Palestine), “The Postcard” (Morocco), “Their Algeria” (Algeria), “The Tambour of Retribution” (KSA), “The Fall of Apple Trees” (Morocco), “Le Fuite” (Tunisia), “We are from there,” (Lebanon), and “Al Mastanti” (Tunisia), alongside “200 Meters.”