Personal Affairs

Drama
| 90 min
Arabic
| English German

This bitingly funny episodic film subtly interweaves the conflicts of a Palestinian family of five with the political realities of the Middle East conflict. In Nazareth, an old couple lives wearily to the rhythm of the daily routine. On the other side of the border, in Ramallah, their son Tarek wishes to remain an eternal bachelor, their daughter is about to give birth while her husband lands a movie role and the grandmother loses her head... Between check-points and dreams, frivolity and politics, some want to leave, others want to stay but all have personal affairs to resolve. "Writer/director Maha Haj's bitingly funny debut subtly weaves political realities and commentary with depictions of daily minutiae, deftly employing absurdly humorous situations as symbols of absurd governance." (Jewish Film Institute)