private as private can be

Last year’s winner at the Locarno festival Private, a feature film by Saverio Constanzo from 2004 based on real events, offers a thought provoking, psychological drama about a palestinian family experiencing occupation through Israeli soldiers in the limited and private territory of their own house:

Based on a real life situation (the family in question are apparently still living with their imposed house guests on their roof), Saverio Constanzo has focussed on the personal effects of conflict. By removing the politics we are left with a study on the ‘private’. Bringing together class Palestinian and Israeli actors, the first time this has been achieved since the beginning of the second Intifada, the film gives a true picture of events that have taken place on a daily basis.

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