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Man Without a Cell Phone
Ish lelo selolari - Sameh Zoabi
- Fiction


France/Palestine/Belgique/Israël - 2010 - 1 h 18 mn - Réalisation : Sameh Zoabi - Scénario : Sameh Zoabi - Image : Hichame Alaouie - Décor : Nael Kanj - Montage : Simon Jacquet - Musique : Krishna Levy - Son : Olivier Hespel - Interprétation : Razi Shawahdeh, Basem Loulou, Louay Noufi, Maysa Abd Elhadi, Sanaa Shawahdeh, Sama Wakim, Fouad Qutbi, Lutuf Nweiser -

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Corum - Salle Pasteur Lundi 24 octobre 2011, 20 h 00
Corum - Salle Pasteur Vendredi 28 octobre 2011, 12 h 00

Like all young people of his age, Jawdat just wants to have a good time with his friends, spend hours talking on his mobile phone and above all find love. But Jawdat is a young Israeli Arab. His many rendezvous with Muslim, Christian and even Jewish girls are doomed in advance and he tries desperately to pass the Hebrew test to be able to leave his village and enter university. Things become complicated when his father Salem, an olive grower, wants him to join in the battle against the aerial installed in a neighbouring field by the Israeli telephone company and that he suspects irradiates the villagers.

Sameh Zoabi

Sameh Zoabi was born and raised in Iksal, a Palestinian village near the city of Nazareth. He graduated from Tel Aviv University with a dual degree in Film Studies and English Literature. In 2000, Zoabi received a Fullbright Fellowship to pursue an M.F.A. in Film Direction from the School of the Arts at Columbia University. Zoabi is also the recipient of prestigious residencies at the Cannes Festival Cinefondation as well as the
Sundance Screenwriters Lab.
Zoabi’s unique voice was recognized by Filmmaker Magazine and he was named one of the “Top 25 New Faces of Independent Cinema.” Furthermore, his work has been shown in many international film festivals such as Cannes, Berlin, Locarno, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, Palm Springs, Dubai, and New York Film Festival. A selection of Zoabi’s notable work includes a short film titled Be Quiet (2005) for which received third prize at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival—Cinefondation Selection. His feature film debut, Man Without a Cell Phone (2010), won several audience awards as well as the Golden Antigone at the 2011 Montpellier Film Festival. Man Without a Cell Phone had its theatrical release in July of 2012, in France.