Mars at Sunrise (2014)

Mars at Sunrise
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 15mins.
Genres Drama
Keywords 2010s, American, experimental, flashback, interrogation, Israel, Jerusalem, Jewish, Middle East, painting, prisoner, soldier, torture
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Ali Suliman Actor Khaled 1 1000001
Guy Elhanan Actor Eyal 1 1000002
Haale Gafori Actor Azzadeh 1 1000003
Maisam Masri Actor Jibirl 1 1000004
Jessica Habie Director n/a 2 2000001
Baher Agbariya Producer n/a 3 3000001
Jessica Habie Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Xavi Jose Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Luis Carballar Editor n/a 172 7000001
ErezOs Editor n/a 172 7000002
Nael Kanj Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
While waiting at a checkpoint in Jenin, Azzadeh - a young Jewish American poet traveling in Israel for the first time - meets Khaled, a Palestinian painter forced from his home in East Jerusalem. Azzadeh accepts a ride from the handsome stranger, whose life unfolds before her as the two come face to face at the next checkpoint with Eyal, the young officer who once interrogated Khaled. Khaled tells Azzadeh the story of his arrest and torture when he refused to collaborate with Israeli Intelligence. Under the duress of solitary confinement, Khaled must use the muscles of his creative imagination to remain free despite the imprisonment of his physical being. As he struggles, Khaled awakens a wave of jealousy, creativity and chaos in Eyal, himself a frustrated artist. But through this painter's resistance, courage and spirit, we learn that an artist can never be imprisoned.