Competition Programme

Ave Maria

Palestine, France, Germany | 2015

Basil Khalil

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Director:
Basil Khalil

Screenplay:
Basil Khalil,
Daniel Yanez

Director of photography:
Eric Mizrahi

Film Editing:
Basil Khalil

Producers:
Eric Dupont,
Eric Fantone

Production Company:
Incognito Films

Cast:
Huda Al-Imam,
Maria Zreik,
Shady Srour,
Ruth Farhi,
Maya Koren

Duration:
15′

Synopsis

The nuns of the Sisters of Mercy Convent, in the middle of the West Bank wilderness, have their daily routine of silence and prayer disrupted when a family of Jewish settlers come knocking at their door for help after crashing into the convent’s wall.

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Director's Biography

Basil Khalil

Award winning director Basil Khalil was born and raised in Nazareth, to a Palestinian father and British mother. After studying for an MA at the Screen Academy Scotland, Basil worked on a number of television productions in London. In 2011 Basil was selected by SCREEN International as one of “top 10 Arab filmmakers to watch. Basil is currently developing his debut feature comedy screenplay.