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When I Saw You - Lamma Shoftak

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When I Saw You - Lamma Shoftak

Annemarie JacirJordan – 2012

Jordan, 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine. Having been separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek, 11, and his mother Ghaydaa, are amongst this latest wave of refugees. Placed in “temporary” refugee camps made up of tents and prefab houses until they would be able to return, they wait, like the generation before them who arrived in 1948. With difficulties adjusting to life in Harir camp and a longing to be reunited with his father, Tarek searches a way out, and discovers a new hope emerging with the times. Eventually his free spirit and curious nature lead him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives. Starring Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, and Saleh Bakri

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Credits

Original Title When I Saw You - Lamma Shoftak
German Title When I Saw You
French Title When I Saw You
Other Titles When I Saw You
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Country Jordan
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Annemarie Jacir
Film Editing Annemarie Jacir, Panos Voutsaras
Soundtrack Kamran Rastegar
Cinematography Hélène Louvart
Sound Kostas Varibopiotis, Raja Dubayeh
Décors Hussein Baydoun
Costumes Hamada Atallah
Production Ossama Bawardi, Philistine Films
Runtime 97 Min.
Language Arabisch/d/f

Actors

Mahmoud Asfa Tarek
Ruba Blal Ghaydaa
Saleh Bakri Layth
Firas W. Taybeh Majed
Ali Elayan Abu Akram
Ruba Shamshoum Zain
Ahmad Srour Toussaint
Anas Qaralleh Mr. Nasser
Waleed Ramahi Waleed
Fadia Abu Ayash Jihan

Awards

NETPAC Award Berlinale 2013: Best Asian Film

Arab Films Competition Special Mention at the 2012 Cairo International Film Festival

Don Quixote Award at the 2012 Carthage Film Festival

Best Film from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Official Selection of the 2012 International Film Festival Kerala

2012 São Paulo International Film Festival

2012 Toronto International Film Festiva

Palestine's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards.

Mahmoud Asfa nominated for Young Artists Awards, Hollywood

Istanbul Filmfestival

Seattle Filmfestival

Opening of Birds Eye View in the UK

Press


«Authentisch und zärtlich, berührend und aufwühlend, ohne Polemik und Aggressivität.»
Der andere Film / Seniorweb


«When I Saw You: Beautiful, groundbreaking and deeply, deeply moving.»
The Huffington Post


«Eine der besten Arbeiten aus der momentanen Flut von Filmproduktionen aus dem Nahen Osten.»
Indiewire


When I Saw You ist die warmherzig erzählte und zugängliche Schilderung einer Entwurzelung aus den Augen eines Kindes.
Screen International


 


«Tareks Darsteller ist selbst ein Flüchtlingsjunge, auf den Jacir in einem Lager in Jordanien gestossen ist. Seine unglaubliche Präsenz und die in langen Einstellungen gefilmte Landschaft, eine weitere Hauptdarstellerin, bleiben im Gedächtnis haften.»
AMNESTY, Carole Scheidegger

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Credits

Original Title When I Saw You - Lamma Shoftak
German Title When I Saw You
French Title When I Saw You
Other Titles When I Saw You
Directed by Annemarie Jacir
Country Jordan
Available Formats Blu-ray, DCP
Screenplay Annemarie Jacir
Film Editing Annemarie Jacir, Panos Voutsaras
Soundtrack Kamran Rastegar
Cinematography Hélène Louvart
Sound Kostas Varibopiotis, Raja Dubayeh
Décors Hussein Baydoun
Costumes Hamada Atallah
Production Ossama Bawardi, Philistine Films
Runtime 97 Min.
Language Arabisch/d/f

Actors

Mahmoud Asfa Tarek
Ruba Blal Ghaydaa
Saleh Bakri Layth
Firas W. Taybeh Majed
Ali Elayan Abu Akram
Ruba Shamshoum Zain
Ahmad Srour Toussaint
Anas Qaralleh Mr. Nasser
Waleed Ramahi Waleed
Fadia Abu Ayash Jihan

Awards

NETPAC Award Berlinale 2013: Best Asian Film

Arab Films Competition Special Mention at the 2012 Cairo International Film Festival

Don Quixote Award at the 2012 Carthage Film Festival

Best Film from the Arab World at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Official Selection of the 2012 International Film Festival Kerala

2012 São Paulo International Film Festival

2012 Toronto International Film Festiva

Palestine's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards.

Mahmoud Asfa nominated for Young Artists Awards, Hollywood

Istanbul Filmfestival

Seattle Filmfestival

Opening of Birds Eye View in the UK

Press


«Authentisch und zärtlich, berührend und aufwühlend, ohne Polemik und Aggressivität.»
Der andere Film / Seniorweb


«When I Saw You: Beautiful, groundbreaking and deeply, deeply moving.»
The Huffington Post


«Eine der besten Arbeiten aus der momentanen Flut von Filmproduktionen aus dem Nahen Osten.»
Indiewire


When I Saw You ist die warmherzig erzählte und zugängliche Schilderung einer Entwurzelung aus den Augen eines Kindes.
Screen International


 


«Tareks Darsteller ist selbst ein Flüchtlingsjunge, auf den Jacir in einem Lager in Jordanien gestossen ist. Seine unglaubliche Präsenz und die in langen Einstellungen gefilmte Landschaft, eine weitere Hauptdarstellerin, bleiben im Gedächtnis haften.»
AMNESTY, Carole Scheidegger

(...) More

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