Director: Jessica Habie
Country: Palestine, Canada, USA
Running time: 75min
Premiere type: UK
Location / Venue: Red Gallery
Time: 4.30 PM
A dramatic reimagining of the arrest of Palestinian artist Hani Zurob, Mars at Sunrise stars Ali Suliman (Body of Lies) as a man picked up by Israeli authorities and forced to ‘name’ artists sympathetic to Hamas. A story about creative jealously driving people in positions of power, the film’s powerful imagery provides the cover image of this year’s festival programme.
This film is nominated for the Best Soundtrack Award – soundtrack produced by Tamir Muskat.