Mediterranean Fever

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Vue at The Light The Headrow LS1 8TL

Part of Leeds International Film Festival


This subtly tender film tackles the dynamics of male friendship and the strain of living under occupation. It focuses on the daily struggles of Haifa's Arab community, as two middle-aged frenemies develop an unexpected relationship and are drawn together by a series of terrifying events.

The film depicts a gentle drama about depression and life decisions, concentrating on the interaction between two neighbours, one of whom dreams of becoming a writer and the other who may hold the key to make this dream a reality. As the film concludes, we are reminded that we are always in the dark about what others are going through.

Read the Hollywood Reporter review.

Premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival in the Un Certain regard section, and won the Prize for Best Screenplay.

Director Maha Haj on Politics & Male Vulnerability in Mediterranean Fever.
This is one of those relatively rare features from either Palestine or Israel that’s not completely marinated in politics, history and religion, only lightly spiced.

Leslie Felperrin, Hollywood Reporter