Israel is sealed off after the outbreak of a deadly virus and Gaza has become the safest place in the region, leaving a British journalist and his Israeli girlfriend trapped on the wrong side of the border. With no one else to turn to, they must entrust two Palestinian street merchants who promise a way out in exchange for much needed cash. What follows is a hilarious culture clash comedy-adventure as the couple desperately try everything to get back home.

Director Basil Khalil

Writer Basil Khalil, Daniel Chan

Cast Stephen Mangan, Mouna Hawa, Adam Bakri, Loai Nofi

Producers Amina Dasmal

Production Credits Alcove Entertainment

Basil Khalil

Academy Award & Palme d'Or nominated writer and director Basil Khalil was born and raised in Nazareth, to a Palestinian father and British-Irish mother. After studying for an MA at Screen Academy Scotland, in Edinburgh, Basil worked on a number of television productions in London. His first short film Ave Maria (2015) premiered in official selection at the Cannes Film Festival, then went on to receive an Oscar nomination and screen at over 250 film festivals, winning several awards. The film was described by the New York Times as "The Middle Eastern answer to 'Curb Your Enthusiasm'." A GAZA WEEKEND is his first feature that he’s been developing since 2009.

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