Film Series : Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2017

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements

Al-Hob wa Al-Sariqa wa Mashakel Ukhra / حب، سرقة ومشاكل أخرى

2015, Muayad Alayan, Palestine, 90 min. With Sami Metwasi, Maya Abu Alhayyat.

Show Times

  • Sat, Apr 22nd 8:15pm
  • Wed, Apr 26th 8:00pm

“Channels Jean-Luc Godard into a fast-paced and delightfully comic story…pops, sizzles and charges forward.” — Stephen Mayne, Flickfeast

“Sly…absurdist humor…adds pointed digs at all sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” — Jay Weissberg, Variety

The adventures of a bumbling car thief and deadbeat dad are doomed by the fateful collision of petty crime and politics in this droll, jazzy take on one man’s flawed scheme to exit the Occupied Territories. Occasional construction worker Mousa, perennial loser in life, love and larceny, steals a car, only to discover a bound and gagged Israeli soldier in the trunk. With the care and feeding of a hostage on his hands, hotly pursued by gangsters and authorities alike, and with the car such a known entity that no chop shop will touch it, Mousa seeks solace in the arms of his married illicit lover, only to encounter a new and potentially deadly pitfall. DCP digital. (BS)

Preceded by PINK BULLET (2014, Ramzi Hazboun, Palestine, 11 min.). A surreal dream foreshadows reality for a Ramallah man. Both in Arabic with English subtitles.

Saturday, April 22 at 8:15 PM: Co-producer Rami Alayan is scheduled to appear in person.

Wednesday, April 26 at 8 PM: Co-producer Rami Alayan is scheduled to appear via Skype.

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