Personal Affairs (2016)



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This comedy drama centers on an elderly Palestinian couple living in present-day Nazareth and their attempts to stay in touch with their children's busy lives. The clan includes a son living in Sweden, another one playing the role of eternal bachelor in Ramallah, and a heavily pregnant daughter dealing with an immature husband and senile mother-in-law. Maha Haj makes her directorial debut in this film about what it means to live a Palestinian life in the confines of Israel.


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Generates a reflection of constant existential dissatisfaction in the viewer. [Full Review in Spanish]

Dec 11, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

... manages to capture some of the most adorably absurd behaviors of human beings in relationships.

Dec 7, 2017 | Full Review…

... as delicious and monotonous as eating a bag of pistachios. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Even in these more dramatic moments of truth, the film keeps its sense of humour and levity.

Jul 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Personal Affairs has its own story to tell, and Haj tells it winningly and distinctively.

Feb 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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