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Film still from BYE BYE TIBERIAS: An old and a young woman are sitting next to each other on a balcony. The younger woman has a little girl on her lap.

Wed 24.04.

  • Director

    Lina Soualem

  • Palestine, France, Belgium, Qatar / 2023
    82 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • Original language

    Arab, French

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 2

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Screening without guests

The Emmy-nominated Hiam Abbass (known for The Visitor, Blade Runner 2049 and Succession) had to leave her village of Deir Hanna in the lower Galilee to fulfill her dream of becoming an actress. She left behind her mother, grandmother, and seven sisters. In Paris, Hiam gave birth to her first daughter, Lina, and pursued a career full of success, which made her a world-star. Lina returns to her mothers village, with a camera in hand, determined to explore the herstory of her mother's family. With the help of archival footage, old family videos, and photographs, Lina weaves a personal narrative that portrays the struggles, hopes, and fears of women spanning four generations—a story that intimately retells the history of Palestine and profoundly reconfigures the experiences of its people with displacement, dispossession, and exile. BYE BYE TIBERIAS marks Lina Soualem's second feature film. It premiered at the Venice International Film Festival and toured several festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards, including Best Documentary Film at the London Film Festival and the Jury Prize at the Marrakech International Film Festival.

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media