Noces en Galilée · 02.03.24 · 7PM @CINEMATEK · BXL

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Urs al-jalil (Noces en Galilée)

Michel Khleifi, 1987, 100′

Arabic with French subtitles

Wedding in Galilee (also known as Arabic عرس الجليل, transliteration Urs al-Jalil) is a 1987 film directed by Michel Khleifi. It was awarded the International Critics Prize at Cannes in 1987.Produced during an era when there were scarce cinematic depictions of Palestinian existence, Wedding in Galilee revolves around the marriage ceremony of a young couple in a Palestinian village situated in Galilee, northern Israel.

* Screening followed by a discusssion between Michel Khleifi and Patrick Leboutte, filmcritic and professor at INSAS filmschool, Brussels

Michel Khleifi (Arabic: ميشيل خليفي), born in 1950 in Nazareth, is a Palestinian of Israeli citizenship film writer, director and producer, presently based in Belgium. Khleifi emigrated to Belgium in 1970, where he studied television and theatre directing at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS). After graduating from INSAS, he worked in Belgium television before turning to making his own films. He has directed and produced several documentary and feature films. He has received several awards, including the International Critics’ Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Shell at San Sebastián International Film Festival and the André Cavens Award in 1987 for his film Wedding in Galilee.

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