A journey torn into ghostly images. Found footage which is shivering and tied together through Hazem’s explosive and intimate stories. Hazem is a young rollerblader who has been separated from Gaza.
(Vicenza, Italy, 1993) has studied graphics and in 2017 she became a filmmaker after settling in Bruxelles. While searching for a new cinematic language, she makes experiments that can capture frail instants of beauty. In 2018 she won the Torino Film Festival section Italiana.Corti, with her first short film, Ultima cassa. Old Child, her second short film, was selected at the Cinema du Réel Paris, at the Doclisboa and at the London Palestine Film Festival.
Ultima cassa (cm, 2018), Old Child (cm, 2020).
“In the current context that is so unjust toward newcomers in Europe, I released this film to tell one of the many stories of arrival. It’s the beginning of an exile to Hazem, the main character who comes from Palestine. To him the new adjustment is as generous as it’s full of griefs, to us it might be the beginning of a journey to fall in love with the stranger again.”