A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

A stirring Romeo and Juliet tale for the Internet age, A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA charts the long-distance and politically-challenged relationship between a French-Israeli émigré student and young Palestinian man.

Seeking to make sense of a deadly Tel Aviv suicide bombing, 17-year-old Tal (Agathe Bonitzer) pens a message in a bottle. Tossed into the Mediterranean, the note eventually washes up on a Gaza beach and is recovered by 20-year-old Naïm (Mahmoud Shalaby), a Palestinian who lives with his widowed mother (Hiam Abbass). Against the backdrop of rising tensions in Gaza, the two begin an email correspondence that is initially caustic and mistrustful, but later yields to shared hopes and fears, cross-cultural understanding and romantic yearnings.                                                                                           

Inspired by the award-winning young-adult novel by French author Valérie Zenatti (who co-wrote the screenplay), A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA avoids easy answers and sentimentality while delivering a powerful personal take on friendship and love amidst the realities of the Middle East divide.

To purchase tickets, visit: www.ajff.org/films


Where: Regal Atlantic Station (261 19th Street Northwest  Atlanta, GA 30363)
When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM


Where: Lefont Sandy Springs (5920 Roswell Road C-103  Atlanta, GA)
When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 | 4:40 PM
           Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 | 11:35 AM

Regal Atlantic Station 261 19th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30363

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

When
Feb 10, 17 and 18, 2013
Where
Regal Atlantic Station
261 19th Street Northwest Atlanta, GA 30363

A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

 

A stirring Romeo and Juliet tale for the Internet age, A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA charts the long-distance and politically-challenged relationship between a French-Israeli émigré student and young Palestinian man.

Seeking to make sense of a deadly Tel Aviv suicide bombing, 17-year-old Tal (Agathe Bonitzer) pens a message in a bottle. Tossed into the Mediterranean, the note eventually washes up on a Gaza beach and is recovered by 20-year-old Naïm (Mahmoud Shalaby), a Palestinian who lives with his widowed mother (Hiam Abbass). Against the backdrop of rising tensions in Gaza, the two begin an email correspondence that is initially caustic and mistrustful, but later yields to shared hopes and fears, cross-cultural understanding and romantic yearnings.                                                                                           

Inspired by the award-winning young-adult novel by French author Valérie Zenatti (who co-wrote the screenplay), A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA avoids easy answers and sentimentality while delivering a powerful personal take on friendship and love amidst the realities of the Middle East divide.

To purchase tickets, visit: www.ajff.org/films


Where: Regal Atlantic Station (261 19th Street Northwest  Atlanta, GA 30363)
When: Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013 | 2:00 PM


Where: Lefont Sandy Springs (5920 Roswell Road C-103  Atlanta, GA)
When: Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 | 4:40 PM
           Monday, Feb. 18, 2013 | 11:35 AM

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.
Sign in or register to post comments.
more events
1/3
ONGOING EVENTS
event

New York International Children's Film Festival

Feb 27 - March 22, 2015
Various Locations
New York, NY
1/3
recomended for you
event

"Le jour des corneilles" at 2015 Atlanta Francophonie Festival

03/15/2015
Alliance Française of Atlanta - Midtown
Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St. NE - Suite 561- Atlanta, GA 30361
event

"Win Win", a Swiss Film at the 2015 Atlanta Francophonie

03/20/2015
Alliance française of Atlanta
1197 Peachtree Street, Suite 561
Atlanta, GA
event

French Films at the 2015 Athens Jewish Film Festival

03/14/2015
Ciné Athens
234 West Hancock Ave
Athens, GA
event

Ackland Museum opens Film Series with "Ridicule"

03/05/2015
Hanes Art Center
121 E Cameron Ave, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
event

Vanderbilt's International Lens introduces "The Other Son"

03/11/2015
Sarratt Art Cinema
207 Sarratt Student Ctr, Nashville, TN 37240