When I Saw You (12A tbc)
Director: Annemarie Jacir
Starring: Mahmoud Asfa, Ruba Bial, Saleh Bakri
Palestine, 2012, 1 hour 33 minutes, subtitles
This is a powerful Palestinian drama about Tarek, a rebellious young refugee who is determined to find his father. Its 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, Tarek and his mother Ghaydaa, are amongst this latest wave of refugees to pour across the border from Palestine. Separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek finds it difficult to adjust to life in Harir camp so desperately searches for a way out. This is the story of people affected by the times around them, in search of something more in their lives.
Winner of Awards at Berlin and Cairo International Film Festivals