Kicking off an Extensive Commercial Run in the Arab World
MAD Solutions Releases Love, Theft and Other Entanglements in Iraq, Tunisia and Jordan
After the film's release in its homeland, Palestine, MAD Solutions unveiled the news on releasing Muayad Alayan's film Love, Theft and Other Entanglements in Iraqi, Tunisian, and Jordanian theaters on Thursday, the 4th of August, 2016, to kick off the film's commercial run across the Arab world. The film that has toured 12 international film festivals is set to release in further Arab countries, the list of which will be revealed on a later date.
Shot in black and white, the film 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.
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 Vancouver International Film Festival, Reel Palestine Festival in Dubai's Alserkal Avenue, Haifa International Film Festival in Palestine, Silk Road Film Festival in Dublin, Ireland, as well as the Arab Film Festival Amman in Jordan.
Love, Theft and Other Entanglements is director Muayad Alayan's debut feature film. He is also the Director of Photography of the film, which was co-written and co-produced with Rami Alayan through PalCine Productions. The film stars Sami Metwasi, Maya Abu Alhayyat, RamziMaqdisi, RiyadSliman, KamelElbasha and Hussein Nakhleh with MAD Solutions handling the film's distribution in the Arab world, through its distribution arm MAD Distribution.
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 60other festivals in 25 countries worldwide.
Love, Theft and Other Entanglements will be released on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at:
Iraq: Iraqi Cinema, Mansour Mall in Baghdad, Empire Cinema, Family Mall in Erbil.
Jordan: Prime Cinema, Baraka Mall in Amman