2014 Jewish Film Festival: Peace After Marriage
The 2014 Jewish Film Festival will present Peace After Marriage, a romantic comedy, bursting with directorial chutzpah, about a Jewish, Israeli girl who marries a lonely Palestinian-Muslim-American man for a green card. This daring, raucous, politically-incorrect movie stars (in addition to its male lead, Ghazi Albuliwi, who also wrote and directed it), the Israeli-Arab superstar actress Hiam Abbass.
Abbass, who starred in such hits as Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride, and Bottle in the Gaza Sea, plays Albuliwi's mother in the movie. Jewish and Arab/Muslim stereotypes are mercilessly lampooned in this film, that has sold out every festival screening it has played, at events as diverse as the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and the 15th Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival.