TFL Films & Series

A Gaza Weekend

A British journalist tries to escape Israel after the UN imposes an embargo from land sea and air due to the spreading of a virus. Gaza becomes the safest place in the region.

Interchange 2010
Main info

Title: A Gaza Weekend
Year: 2022
Directed by: Basil Khalil
Premiere & awards: Toronto International Film Festival 2022, Discovery, FIPRESCI Prize
Produced by: Alcove Entertainment, BFI, Film4 (UK)
Countries: United Kingdom, Palestine


Israel is cut off from the rest of the world after the outbreak of a deadly virus. Gaza is the safest place now, and Israelis are desperately trying to seek refuge there, including British journalist Michael (Stephen Mangan) and his Israeli girlfriend Keren (Mouna Hawa). The couple pay a paid of smugglers to transport them out, via Gaza. However, they find themselves stuck in a basement in Gaza, with Hamas on their trail, and their lives in the hands of hapless Palestinian market traders Emad (Loai Nofi) and Waleed (Adam Bakri), and Waleed's long-suffering but resourceful wife Nuhad (Maria Zreik).

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Title: A Gaza Weekend

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