A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA

Directed by Thierry Binisti
US release date: January 3, 2013

17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from a mysterious "Gazaman," a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship between two young people that are separated by a history they are trying both to understand and change. This engrossing and hopeful drama starring Hiam Abbas is based on the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti.


Opens in the U.S. January 3, 2013. This film may not be shown in all US cities, please check your local listings for exact showtimes and places. Link: moviefone

A Film Movement release.

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