LOVE DURING WARTIME
Sweden, 2010, documentary
Hebrew, Arabic, German and English with English subtitles
Director: Gabriella Bier
Jasmin and Assi are newlyweds, but building a life together seems impossible for the Jewish dancer and Muslim artist in this tender, honest Romeo and Juliet story drawn from today’s headlines. All the couple wants to do is create a life together removed from politics, religion and history. But this seems impossible in a land where fallout from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict means both of their communities turn their backs, disapproving of such a union. As the couple’s frustration and outrage increase, they are forced to search for a new life together in Europe. Their hopes rise and then fade with each bureaucratic hurdle. Can their love survive?
CO-SPONSORED BY the Embassy of Sweden