Yacine is the veterinarian for the only remaining zoo in the Palestinian West Bank. He lives alone with his 10-year-old son, Ziad. The child has a special bond with the two giraffes at the zoo. He seems to be the only one able to communicate with them. After an air raid on the region the male giraffe dies. His mate, Rita, won't survive unless the veterinarian finds her a new companion. The only zoo that might provide this animal is located in Tel Aviv.
Original dialogue: Arabic, English
Directed by: Rani Massalha
Starring: SalehBakri, RoschdyZem, Ahmad Bayatra, MohamadBakri, Laure de Clermont
Running time: 85 min
Awards & Screenings:
World Premiere – Toronto IFF 2013
Read Ahram Online's review here.
Thursday 28 November, 9:30pm at Galaxy Cinema, 67 Abd El Aziz Al Saud St., El Manial (talk by director and actors)
Sunday 1 December, 10:30am at City Stars Cinema, Omar Ibn El-Khattab Street, Nasr City
Thursday 5 December, 10.30am at Plaza Cinema, Americana Plaza Mall, Sheikh Zayed
Complete programme of Panorama of the European Film
All data provided by Misr International Films - Youssef Chahine