A Gaza Weekend

Houston Palestine Film Festival

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 stuck there. With no one else to turn to, they entrust two Palestinian street merchants who promise a way out, if the price is right. The hilariously irreverent satire A Gaza Weekend was directed by British-Palestinian, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Basil Khalil, who wrote the story years prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Preceded By
Angel of Gaza
Directed by Ahmed Mansour
(2021, 23 minutes, in Arabic with English subtitles)
Eight-year-old Malak narrates her family’s arduous journey of romance, love, sacrifice, and reunification with her father in the United States after seven years of separation.

The MFAH film department is supported by Tenaris; The June Leaf and Robert Frank Foundation; the Vaughn Foundation; The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea; Nina and Michael Zilkha; Franci Neely; Carrin Patman and Jim Derrick; Ms. Laurence Unger; L'Alliance Française de Houston; and ILEX Foundation.

A Gaza Weekend

Directed by Basil Khalil
(UK/Palestine, 2022, 90 minutes, in Arabic, English, and Hebrew with English subtitles)
Lynn Wyatt Theater, Digital


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