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Arab Film Festival

The Turtle’s Rage

Schildkrötenwut

Directed by Pary El-Qalqili

Documentary / Germany / 2012 / 70 mins / German with English subtitles / US Premiere

The Turtle’s Rage

Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)
Oct. 27, 2013 3:00 pm

Description

The Turtle´s Rage tells the story of a mysterious man, whose life has been molded by flight, expulsion, life in exile and the failed return to Palestine. A torn biography which was affected tremendously by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. the film is composed of a daughter’s search for answers from her father. Answers he cannot give. A road movie crossing Egypt, Israel, Palestine and Jordan. Father and daughter: Fighting at the airport. Singing with the cab drivers. Lonely nights in hotels. Negotiations at abandoned gas stations. Drinking beer in the Naqab-desert. Dreaming in the divan at the Bedouin´s of an allotment. Trying to sell a house. Betrayal. A story traversed by many nuances, which makes it nearly impossible to think in categories like “good and bad”,”victim and perpetrator” or “black and white”.

Credits

Cinematographer: Aline Laszlo
Producer: Khaled Kaissar
Editor: Ulrike Tortora
Screenwriter: Pary El-Qalqili

Dates & Times

The Turtle’s Rage

Shattuck Cinemas (Berkeley)
Oct. 27, 2013 3:00 pm