About The Film

Ziad Bakri gives an intense, brooding performance as Ziad, who has spent all his adult life in prison for a bungled act of revenge in the name of a friend who was killed by Israeli settlers. Upon release, he returns to his refugee camp home in Ramallah, where he is greeted as a hero. But Ziad is a mess: withdrawn, bitter, racked by guilt and suffering from PTSD. He's bewildered by a new world of mobile phones, iced lattes and hipster bars; and baffled when a Palestinian-American filmmaker (Yasmine Qaddumi) approaches him to take part in her documentary. Jarbawi's taut screenplay balances suspense, politics, romance and surprising comedy, as Ziad reckons with his trauma, his loneliness and his place in the struggle.
Year
2018
Director
Bassam Jarbawi
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Runtime
108 mins

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Dendy Opera Quays
2 East Circular Quay Sydney
Sat 26 October
8:00pm
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Capitol Cinemas Manuka
6 Franklin St Griffith
Sun 27 October
4:30pm
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Cinema Nova
380 Lygon St Carlton
Thu 31 October
7:00pm
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Dendy Newtown
261-263 King Street Newtown
Thu 31 October
7:00pm
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State Cinema
375 Elizabeth St North Hobart
Sun 3 November
6:00pm
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Event Cinemas Innaloo
57 Liege St Innaloo
Sun 10 November
4:30pm
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Event Cinemas, Brisbane City Myer Centre
Myer Centre Level 3 Elizabeth St Brisbane City
Sun 10 November
4:30pm
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About
the director

Bassam Jarbawi

Bassam Jarbawi began working as a photographer during the second Palestinian Intifada, producing several exhibits and his first documentary Frequency (2004). Jarbawi completed his BA in Communication and Political Science at Macalester College, and earned his MFA in Screenwriting and Directing at Columbia University in New York. Jarbawi’s short film Chicken Heads premiered at New York Film Festival, screened at Sundance Film Festival and won several prizes. Screwdriver is Jarbawi’s first feature fiction film.