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Love, Theft and Other Entanglements at the Arab Film Festival Amman

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An Open-to-the-public Screening Hosted at the Royal Film Commission-Jordan

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements at the Arab Film Festival Amman


Director Muayad Alayan's film, Love, Theft and Other Entanglements, will be screened at the 6th Arab Film Festival Amman (July 17 - 25) on the 20th of July. The festival is organized by The Royal Film Commission-Jordan (RFC) under the patronage of the Minister of Culture H.E. Dr. Adel Al Twaisi.

Shot in black and white, Love, Theft and Other Entanglements revolves around a Palestinian car thief who gets into the trouble of his life when he steals the wrong car. What he thought was an Israeli car and an easy way to make money, turns out to be a load of misfortune when he discovers a kidnapped Israeli soldier in the trunk.

The Arab Film Festival Amman was established in 2011 by The Royal Film Commission-Jordan (RFC) with the aim of giving cinema buffs in Jordan the opportunity to enjoy watching quality movies from all over the Arab world along with being introduced to the modern Arab filmmaking industry to know the level of skill and professionalism it has developed. The festival also offers the chance to meet with filmmakers from several Arab countries.

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements had successful tours worldwide through taking part at several film festivals, including: Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon, Arab Film Festival in San Francisco, California, USA, Carthage Film Festival, Dubai International Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival in the United States, Taipei Film Festival in Taiwan and Galway Film Fleadh in Ireland. It was also screened as part of the Vancouver International Film Festival, Reel Palestine Festival in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue, Haifa International Film Festival in Palestine, as well as Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland.

Love, Theft and Other Entanglements is director Muayad Alayan's debut feature film. He also was the Director of Photography for the film which was co-written and co-produced with Rami Alayan through
PalCine Productions. The film stars Sami Metwasi, Maya Abu Alhayyat, Ramzi Maqdisi, Riyad Sliman,
Kamel Elbasha and Hussein Nakhleh with MAD Solutions handling the film's distribution in the Arab world.

Muayad Alayan is a Palestinian film director, producer and cinematographer based in Jerusalem. After completing his studies in San Francisco, Alayan returned to Palestine with the goal of making organic cinema by and about Palestinians as a community; a cinema made through the participation of people coming together to tell stories, against all odds and with means that creatively defy limitations. At the age of 22, Alayan tested his vision with his first narrative short, Lesh Sabreen?, which was made with the participation of youth and young adults in his home village focusing on their experiences and concerns as youth living in Jerusalem under occupation. The film was premiered in competition at the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in France in 2009 and went on to compete at several other prestigious festivals such as Palm Springs Shortfest and Dubai Film Festival, in addition to over 60 other festivals in 25 countries worldwide.