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Directed by | Saverio Costanzo

Genre fiction  |  Length: 90mins  |  Year of production: 2004

Based on a true story, Private offers an intensely intimate view of events as they unfold for a middle class Palestinian family whose home is invaded and occupied by Israeli troops. Refusing to abandon their home, the father, a welleducated teacher, is faced with a struggle to retain his dignity, and the support of his family as the it is subjected to increasing levels of stress. Featuring an awardwinning performance by leading actor Mohammed Bakri, the film's claustrophobic set and camera work combine to make it at once deeply unsettling and profoundly moving.

Winner � FIPRESCI Award San Francisco International Film Festival, 2005

Golden Leopard Award Locarno Film Festival, 2004

Best Actor (Mohammed Bakri) Buenos Aires International Film Festival, 2005