Directed by Firas Khoury


Action/Adventure , Drama

104 min


France Tunisia Palestine




Tamer is a Palestinian teenager living in Israel. He and his friends lead a typical high school student’s life until the arrival of the beautiful Maysaa’. To seduce her, Tamer agrees to take part in a mysterious flag operation on the eve of Israel’s Independence Day which is a mourning day for Palestinians.

Festival Selections

Toronto International Film Festival



  • Mostra de València Cinema del Mediterrani |
  • Busan International Kids and Youth Film Festival |
  • Festival Internacional de Cine de la UBA |
  • Rotterdam Arab Film Festival |
  • Arabian Nights Film Festival (Danish Film Institute) |
  • Glasgow Youth Film Festival |
  • Schlingel - IFF for Children and Young Audience |
  • Toronto Palestine Film Festival |
  • Yalta International Film Festival «Eurasian Bridge» |
  • Arab Film Festival |
  • Middle East Now Festival |
  • Athens Palestine Film Festival |
  • Boston Palestine Film Festival |
  • Busan Peace Film Festival |
  • Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival |
  • Yalta International Film Festival «Eurasian Bridge» |
  • Arab Film Festival |
  • Palestinian Film Festival |
  • Perumbavoor Film Festival
  • Festival du Film de Mons
  • Leeds Palestinean Film Festival
  • London Palestine Film Festival
  • Palestinian Film Festival in Bangladesh
  • Tromso International Film Festival |
  • Göteborg Film Festival |
  • Santa Barbara International Film Festival |
  • Regional Film Festival of Kottayam |
  • Thrissur International Film Festival |
  • San Diego Arab Film Festival |
  • Ciné-Palestine |
  • International Film Festival of Ottawa |
  • Aflam Rencontres Internationales des Cinémas Arabes |
  • Bengaluru International Film Festival |
  • Internationaal FilmFestival Gorinchem |
  • Moscow International Film Festival |
  • Mooov Filmfestival |
  • Kristiansand International Children’s Film Festival |
  • Malmö Arab Film Festival |
  • ALFILM, the Arab Film Festival of Berlin |
  • Chicago Palestine Film Festival |
  • Safar Film Festival |


  • Rome Film Fest
  • Toronto International Film Festival | Contemporary World Cinema
  • Cairo International Film Festival | Audience Award - Best Actor - Golden Pyramid
  • Bastau International Film Festival |
  • Red Sea Film Festival |
  • Cinemamed |
  • Bristol Palestine Film Festival |
  • International Film Festival of Kerala |
  • Happiness Film Festival |

About the Director

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Firas Khoury

Firas Khoury (b. 1982) is a Palestinian scriptwriter and director. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema. Among his short films are the award-winning Seven Days in Deir Bulus (2007) and Yellow Mums (2010). They were shown in festivals around the world, and also broadcast on TV channels, including ARTE. Alongside his directorial activity, Khoury is committed to disseminating Palestinian films and training young people. Khoury is a founding member of Group Falastinema, which develops film workshops and presents screenings throughout Palestine. His feature-length film The Flag received production grants of the CNC in France, the Doha Film Institute and the The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC), and is due to be filmed in 2018. Firas is now also finalizing a feature film script which was written together with Hany Abu-Assad.


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Cast & Crew

Mahmoud Bakri, Sereen Khass, Saleh Bakri, Mohammad Karaki
Claire Gadéa, Marie-Pierre Macia
Production Company:
Lacydon Bay Productions, MPM Film, Metafora Productions, Paprika Films, Philistine Films

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