Tel Aviv on Fire: The 20th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - Opening Night Screening

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The 20th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

1102TelAviv

Screening at Hong Kong Jockey Club Hall 7:30pm
Roof Top Cocktail Party 9:10 pm
Close 10:30pm


Director: Sameh Zoabi | Luxembourg/Belgium/Israel/France | 2018 | Dramatic Comedy | Arabic / Hebrew | English Subtitles | 100 mins

Taking a job way beyond his pay grade, Salam becomes a writer on the Israeli Arab hit show, “Tel Aviv on Fire”.  His career advances until he has creative differences with the show’s financial backers as to how the series will end. Told with humor and understanding of the difficulties Arabs and Israelis face living together in a small country, this film addresses the similarities and differences between the two cultures. Caught in the middle between two sets of ideas, how will Salam resolve his conflicts?

Winner of multiple film festival awards, including from Seattle, Venice, Haifa, and Tokyo, this is not to be missed. Using humour to tackle serious issues, this award-winning film is a great opener for this year’s 20th anniversary Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival.

Awards

  • 2018 Haifa International Film Festival
  • 2019 Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
  • 2019 Sarasota Film Festival 2019 Seattle International Film Festival
  • 2018 Venice Film Festival

Read more about the film here.

Sponsored by Withers International
Supported by: The Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

Event Details

Sat 02 Nov 2019
7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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$330 for Asia Society Members/students/seniors; $380 Non-Members (Includes Film & Dessert Party)
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