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affiche Jaffa


Director : Keren Yedaya

Toronto 09 - City to City
Cannes 09 - Out of Competition

In the heart of Jaffa, a city nicknamed "the Bride of the Sea" by the Palestinians, Reuven's garage is a family business. His daughter Mali and His son Meir, as well as Toufik and Hassan, a young Palestinian and his father, work there for Reuven. No one suspects that Mail and Toufik have been in love for years. As the two lovers are secretly making their wedding arrangements, tension builds between Meir and Toufik...

The discovery of the immense talent of Keren Yedaya was an unforgettable event at the Cannes Film Festival 2004, where Or received six awards, including the Camera d’Or. In her second film Jaffa, she will explore the extraordinary destinies of two lovers.

  • Dana Ivgy (Or)
  • Monie Moshonov (We Own The Night)
  • Ronit Elkabetz (The Band’s Visit)
Genre : Drama
Year : 2009
Length : 1h45
Nationality : Israeli

A film by

Keren Yedaya


Pierre Aim
(Welcome To the Stick, I Always Wanted To Be a

Art Director

Avi Fahima
(The Syrian Bride, Walkon Water)

Produced by

Jérome Bleitrach
Emmanuel Agneray
Marek Rozenbaum
Benny Drechsel,
Karsten Stöter

In coproduction with

Arte France Cinéma

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