Mediterranean Fever

Synopsis : Waleed (40) lives in Haifa with his wife and children and dreams of a writing career while suffering from chronic depression. He develops a close relationship with his neighbour (a small-time crook) with an ulterior plot in mind. While the scheme turns into an unexpected friendship between the two men, it leads them into a journey of dark encounters.

Festival History : Sydney Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Hong Kong International film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, Chicago International Film Festival

Awards : Un certain Regard, Winner of the Best Screenplay Prize - Cannes Film Festival 2022, Firebird Award Winner - Sarajevo International Film Festival 2022

Director : Maha Haj
Producer : Baher Agbariya, Thanassis Karathanos, Martin Hampel, Juliette Lepoutre, Pierre Menahem, Marios Piperides, Janine Teerling
Screenplay : Maha Haj
DOP : Antoine Héberlé
Editor : Véronique Lange
Cast : Amer Hlehel, Ashraf Farah, Anat Hadid, Samir Elias, Cynthia Saleem, Shaden Kanboura

Maha Haj

Maha Haj was born in 1970 in Nazareth, Israel. She is a director and writer, known for ‘Personal
Affairs’ (2016), ‘Mediterranean Fever’ (2022) and ‘Burtuqal’ (2009).


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