JFilm this Sunday, May 3rd: Ajami, Oscar-nominated Israeli crime drama

JFilm screens movies on the first Sunday of each month. The next screening will be on Sunday 3 May 2015 Ajami (Israeli, 2009, 124 minutes) Directors: Scandar Copti, Yaron Shani

A powerful crime drama set in the streets of Jaffa’s Ajami neighbourhood. The film’s story is told through the view points of a cross section of the city’s inhabitants: a young Israeli who is fighting to save his family, a Palestinian refugee working illegally to make enough money for a life saving surgery, a Jewish police detective who is trying to find his missing brother and an affluent Palestinian who is trying to create a future with his Jewish girlfriend. As their stories intersect we experience a dramatic collision of the different worlds and the consequence of enemies living as neighbours. Ajami s a captivating cinematic experience. The film was nominated for an Oscar in the category of Best Foreign Film in 2009 and it won best feature film in the Jerusalem film festival. R50 entry fee – popcorn on sale!

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