Reel Palestine Festival - screening of Luxembourgish co-production ‘Between Heaven and Earth’

Reel Palestine, the UAE-based film event dedicated to Palestinian film is returning for its 7th edition this month. Running from January 22-30, the weeklong festival will screen independent Palestinian movies at Cinema Akil on Alserkal Avenue in Dubai. 

This year the Luxembourg Embassy in Abu Dhabi is proud to announce that it will, for the first time, in collaboration with Cinema Akil Dubai, participate in this fantastic Festival to present the Luxembourgish co-production ‘Between Heaven and Earth’ by Palestinian filmmaker Najwa Najjar.

The screening of the premiere of ‘Between Heaven and Earth’ on 22nd January 2020 will be preceded by  welcoming remarks by H.E. Elisabeth Cardoso, Ambassador of Luxembourg to the UAE.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

Screenings schedule of ‘Between Heaven and Earth’:

Friday, 22 January - 7:00 pm
Sunday, 24 January - 9:30 pm
Thursday, 28 January - 7:00 pm
Friday, 29 January - 9:30 pm
Saturday, 30 January - 9:30 pm

Tickets are available here:

Synopsis: Based on a true story, the film follows a thirty-something couple, Salma and Tamer, who have been married for the past five years, and living in the Palestinian Territory. The first time Tamer is ever given a three-day permit to cross the Israeli checkpoint, is to file for divorce in the courts in Nazareth. At the courthouse, they are confronted with a staggering discovery, a secret which sends Salma and Tamer spinning on a road trip exploring the loss and betrayal of the past, and of themselves. For more information:

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Safety measures:

Cinema Akil has implemented strict safety measures to keep festival-goers safe this year. This includes reducing the capacity of the cinema to 30 per cent, a maximum of 40 people.

Other measures include the cinema room and its seats being disinfected daily, a two-metre distance being kept between patrons, mandatory mask wearing, contactless payments and online ticket purchases, and bathrooms being disinfected after every use.

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