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Bassam Jarbawi, Yasmine Qaddumi – Screwdriver #Venezia75

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A film about imprisonment.

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8 min. and 20 sec.

PODCAST| Matt Micucci interviews Bassam Jarbawi and Yasmine Qaddumi, director and actress of the film Screwdriver.

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Director Bassam Jarbawi talks about his film Screwdriver (Mafak), which he premiered in the Giornate degli Autori strand of the 75th Venice International Film Festival. On this interview, he is also joined by Yasmine Qaddumi, who plays one of the main roles of the film. Topic of this interview include the theme of imprisonment, the blurring of reality and an imagined reality in the film, and more.

Screwdriver: After fifteen years of imprisonment, Ziad struggles to adjust to modern Palestinian life as the hero everyone hails him as. Unable to distinguish reality from hallucination, he unravels and forces himself to go back to where it all began.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Bassam Jarbawi / Yasmine Qaddumi
  • Interviewee role
    Director / Actor
  • Film title
    Screwdriver
  • Festival section
    Giornate degli Autori
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