Tale of Three Jewels (Michel Khleifi, 1995)
Tale of the Three Jewels
,
Tale of Three Jewels (Michel Khleifi, 1995)
Language
Taal
Langue
Arabic
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, French
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
112'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.66

Youssef, a twelve-year-old Palestinian boy, is a child of the Intifada. He lives with his mother, with his father in prison and his brother wanted by the Israeli army. Although his life is marked by violence and oppression, Youssef uses his imagination to escape the bleak reality of the refugee camp in which he lives. One day, while hunting birds, he meets the beautiful Aïda, a young gypsy girl and leader of a children’s gang. Youssef falls in love, to marry Aïda, however, he has to find the three lost diamonds from an old family jewel brought by the girl’s grandfather from South America. How will Youssef manage to leave Gaza and travel to this distant continent? Tale of the Three Jewels is a modern fairy tale alternating with scenes depicting the daily reality of life in Gaza under occupation: poverty, violence, imprisonment, limited possibilities and despair. The dreamlike film shows the sadness of a lost childhood and indicates the necessity of restoring Gaza’s children right to dream.

Tale of the Three Jewels is the first feature film to be shot entirely in Gaza. The cast includes well-known Palestinian actors such as Makram Khouri and Mohammad Bakri. In 1995 the film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival.

Press & Publications
Pers & publicaties
Presse & publications
Language
Taal
Langue
Arabic
Subtitles
Ondertitels
Sous-titres
Dutch, French
Only available in
Enkel beschikbaar in
Disponible uniquement en
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands
Duration
Duur
Longueur
112'
Aspect Ratio
Beeldverhouding
Format d'image
1.66
A Film by
Een film van
Un film de
With
Met
Avec
Mohammed Nahnal, Hana' Nc'mch, Bushra Karaman, Raida Adon, Makram Khoury, Mohammed Sheikh, Hana' Ne'meh, Ghassan Abu Libda, Amin Halabi, Mohammad Bakri, Um Fayez, Ahmad Abu Sal'oum, Khalifa Natour, Dirar Suleiman
Script
Scenario
Scénario
Michel Khleifi
Image
Beeld
Image
Raymond Fromont
Sound
Geluid
Son
Henri Morelle
Producer
Producent
Producteur
Michel Khleifi, Omar Al-Qattan
Editing
Montage
Montage
Marie Castro, Ludo Troch
Music
Muziek
Musique
Abed Azrie
Production
Productie
Production
Sourat Films, Sindibad Films, BBC, One World of Broadcasters, Television Trust for Environment, Le Sept, Arte, Fondation Montecinemaveri