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Et il y eut un matin

Feature film, 1h41, 2021

Director: Eran Kolirin

Starring: Alex Bakri, Juna Suleiman, Salim Daw, Ehab Elias Salami, Khalifa Natour, Izabel Ramadan, Samer Bisharat, Doraid Liddawi, Yara Jarrar.

Written by: Eran Kolirin, based on a novel by Sayed Kashua.

Synopsis :

Sami lives in Jerusalem with his wife and kid. An invitation to his brother’s wedding forces him to return to the Arabic village where he grew up. After the wedding, with no explanation, the village is put under lockdown by Israeli soldiers. Chaos rises overnight amongst those stuck within the walls. Cut off from the outside world, trapped in an unexpected situation, Sami watches as everything falls apart.

Awards and festivals

Festival de Cannes 2021, Sélection officielle, Un Certain Regard. Israel’s official submission for consideration for Best International Feature Oscar nominations. Ophir Awards: Best Director and Best Screenplay, Alex Bakri for Best Actor in the lead role, Juna Suleiman for Best Actress. War on Screen Festival: Student Jury award. Festival du Film israélien de Paris: official selection.


In coproduction with Dori Media. With the support of Israel Film Fund, Channel 13, Mifal Hapais, Aide aux cinémas du monde – Centre National du Cinéma et de l’image animée - Institut français, Région Île-de-France.

French distribution : Pyramide

World salesThe Match Factory

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