Ahram Online, Friday 22 Nov 2013

France, Germany, Italy, Palestine 2013 - Directed by: Rani Massalha


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
Subtitles: English
Directed by: Rani Massalha
Starring: SalehBakri, RoschdyZem, Ahmad Bayatra, MohamadBakri, Laure de Clermont
Genre: Drama
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



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