200 Meters

Mustafa and his wife Salwa come from two Palestinian villages that are only 200 meters apart but separated by the wall. Their unusual living situation is starting to affect their otherwise happy marriage, but the couple does what they can to make it work. Every night, Mustafa flashes a light from his balcony to wish his children on the other side a goodnight, and they signal him back. One day Mustafa gets a call that every parent dreads; his son has been in an accident. He rushes to the checkpoint where he must agonizingly wait in line only to find out there is a problem with his fingerprints and is denied entry. Desperate, Mustafa resorts to hiring a smuggler to bring him across. His once 200-meter journey becomes a 200-kilometer odyssey joined by other travelers determined to cross.

Title: 200 Meters

Director: Ameen Nayfeh

Production: Metafora Production – Odeh Films

Screenplay: Ameen Nayfeh

Cinematographer: Elin Kirschfink

Editor: Kamal Al Mallakh

Cast: Ali Suliman, Anna Unterberger, Lana Zreik

Genre: Narrative

Production Year: 2020

Duration: 93 mins

200 Meters Best Actor Critics Award Arab Cinema Center Festival de Cannes 2021
200 Meters Best Director Critics Award Arab Cinema Center Festival de Cannes 2021
200 Meters Best Feature Film Jerusalem Arab Film Festival 2021
Public Award - 77th Venice International Film Festival 2020
Best Actor Ali Suleiman El Gouna Film Festival
Cinema For Humanity Award El Gouna Film Festival
200 Meters Karama Film Festival Anhar Award 2021
Ajyal Film Festival Audience Award
International Federation of Film Critics Award El Gouna Film Festival
Bader Best Feature Film Award Ajyal Film Festival
Bronze Alexander for Best Director Meet The Neighbors
Golden Alexander Section Meet The Neighbors
Seville European Film Festival BEST FILM in EXTRAORDINARY STORIES