Mediterranean Fever is the story of an encounter between Waleed, a 40-year-old writer and father suffering from depression, and his neighbor Jalal, a small-time crook. With this story of friendship balanced on a razor’s edge, Palestinian director Maha Haj presents her second feature film in Un Certain Regard, after Personal Affairs (Omor Shakhsiya) in 2016.

Around the World in 14 Films 2022


+++ Berlin Premiere +++

OT: Mediterranean Fever
Director: Maha Haj
Screenplay: Maha Haj
Country: Palestine, Germany, France, Cyprus, Qatar 2022
Production: Majdal Films, Pallas Film, Still Moving, AMP Filmworks, Metafora Production
Cast: Amer Hlehel, Ashraf Farah, Anat Hadid, Samir Elias, Cynthia Saleem
Length: 108 min.
Language: Arabic OV / English subtitles
Distribution Germany: /
Festivals: Cannes, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, War On Screen, Warsaw, Tokyo FILMex etc.
Awards: Cannes Un certain Regard Best Screenplay, Hong Kong Firebird Awards