A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

Directed by Thierry Binisti
Thierry Binisti
Film Movement
99 Minutes
French, Arabic, Hebrew
Coming of Age, Jewish, Drama
Not Rated
Screening Formats:
DCP, HD File, 35mm, Blu-ray, DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Sound: 5.1 Surround Sound
Theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Festival and non-theatrical booking
Erin Farrell
Materials and print traffic
Erin Farrell


17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family. She writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Palestinians. She slips the letter into a bottle, and her brother throws it into the sea near Gaza, where he is carrying out his military service. A few weeks later, Tal receives an e-mail response from a mysterious "Gazaman," a young Palestinian named Naim. Thus begins a turbulent but tender long-distance friendship between two young people that are separated by a history they are trying both to understand and change. This engrossing and hopeful drama starring Hiam Abbass is based on the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti.

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