HBF has announced its 2017 selection for the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production Support scheme. Represented by co-producers from Sweden, Germany, France and the Netherlands, four promising projects from Colombia, South-Africa, Palestine and Brazil have been awarded a contribution. Among the selected projects is The Reports on Sarah and Saleem by Muayad & Rami Alayan.
In The Reports on Sarah and Saleem the affaire of a married Palestinian man and a married Israeli woman in Jerusalem takes a dangerous political dimension when they are spotted in the wrong place at the wrong time leaving them to deal with more than their broken marriages. It is the second feature by Palestinian filmmaker Muayad Alayan, whose earlier film Love, Theft and Other Entanglements screened at the Berlinale in 2015. The promising project previously received HBF Script and Project Development support and was selected for the Netherlands Film Fund+Hubert Bals Fund Coproduction scheme. PalCine Productions (Palestine), produces the film in co-production with KeyFilm (the Netherlands), Still Moving Films (France), Manderley Films (Germany), Storm Films (Norway) and Mono Films (Mexico). Dutch producer KeyFilm receives the HBF+Europe: Minority Co-production support for this project.
25 July 2017