Muayad Alayan
Palestine, Netherlands, Germany, Mexico | 2018 | 127 min | Fiction
Sarah is Israeli and runs a café in West Jerusalem. Saleem is Palestinian from East Jerusalem and works as a deliveryman. Despite being worlds apart, Sarah and Saleem risk everything as they embark on a illicit affair that could tear apart their unsuspecting respective families. When a risky late-night tryst goes awry and threatens to expose them, the two of them look on helplessly as their frantic efforts to salvage what’s left of their lives further escalate things. Caught up in the occupying machinery and socio-political pressure, Sarah and Saleem find themselves trapped in a web of deceit and not even the truth looks able to stop it.

Muayad Alayan

Muayad Alayan

Muayad Alayan is a Palestinian film director, producer and cinematographer based in Jerusalem. His directorial feature debut Love Theft and Other Entanglements, premiered at the Berlinale Panorama in 2015 and went on to win two Best Arab Narrative Film awards as well as being nominated for several Award in various festivals. It has been distributed in over 20 territories.

The Reports on Sarah and Saleem is Muayad's second feature film and he is currently in prep for his third feature film. The film, based on an original script by Rami Alayan, premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2018, where it won the Special Jury Prize and the Hubert Bals Audience Award.

Lesh Sabreen? (2009) | Sacred Stones (2011) | Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (2015)


'The Reports On Sarah And Saleem' (IFFR 2018) first trailer