Festivals & Awards

International Film Festival Locarno 2011
Haifa International film festival 2011
Toronto International Film Festival 2011

Thanator - Last Days in Jerusalem

Few days before immigrating, Iyad and Nur, a bourgeois couple from east Jerusalem, delve into the pain of their relationship.

85 minutes Drama, 35 m"m
Language: Arabic
Subtitles: English

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Nur - Lna h'aj Yihya
Iyad - Ali Bdarne
A'mer - Kais Nashef
Muntaha - Zuhaira Sabbagh
Buthaina - Huda Elimam


Directed by - Tawfik Abu Wael
Produced by - Amir Harel, Ayelet Kait, Shopie Dulac, Michel ZANA, Ilan Flammer
Co-produced by - Elena Trifonova
Written by - Tawfik Abu Wael

In participation with Lama Films, SD productions, Cabiria, neue pegasos, The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts – cinema Project, The Jerusalem Film & Television Fund, Gesher multicultural Film Fund, Other Israel Film Festival, WCF (world cinema fund – Germany)
Open Doors - Locarno Film Festival

Cinematographer - Caroline Champetier
Editor - Gaby Shikur - Guy Lecorne
Art Director - Nael Kanj
Costume Designer - Hamada Attalah
Original Music - Wisam Gibran
Sound Designer - Aviv Aldema


Nur and Iyad, a Palestinian couple living in East Jerusalem, are preparing to immigrate to Paris. He is a surgeon at the top of his game; she is a young actress from a Palestinian bourgeois intellectual background, attractive, independent and whimsical. On the way to the airport, a news report of a terrible accident means Iyad has to return to his hospital and delay their departure. Abandoned by her husband once again, Nur starts to question their future move as well as their marriage, while showing how attached she is to all that she is about to leave behind.