GHOST HUNTING [ISTIYAD ASHBAH]


11/21/2017 20:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater

Switzerland/France/Palestine/Qatar 2017 94 min Arabic original version with English subtitles
by Raed Andoni

Script: Raed Andoni, DoP: Camille Cottagnoud, Editor: Gladys Joujou, Production: Le Films de Zayna, Producer: Palmyre Badinier, with: Ramzi Maqdisi, Mohammed “Abu Atta” Khattab, Raed Andoni, Atef Al-Akhras, Wadee Hanani, Adnan Al-Hatab, Abdallah Moubarak, Anbar Ghannan

In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to build a replicate of Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was jailed at age 18. From fragmentary memory, day after day, they give shape to the interrogation centre they all experienced, and re-enact its stories.

“A daring and shocking film.” (Ken Loach)

“The vision of GHOST HUNTING forces the viewer to face a terrible and cruel reality head on and without any filters, one in which the word humanity loses all meaning. Men become beasts whose only raison d’être is survival. The simulation of the horror is so palpable that at times we wonder where the border between fiction and reality really is. Is the psychological state of mind of the victims of torture years after being subjected to it perhaps just as terrible as the fact that it took place to begin with? Are the memories that torment these people perhaps a sort of depraved ghost that inevitably invades their daily lives?” (Christóbal Soage, Cineuropa)

Raed Andoni is a Palestinian director and producer. He was born in 1967 in Amman/Jordan. He started his carrier in the film industry in 1997 as independent producer. He co-founded two production houses: Dar Films in Palestine, and Les Films de Zayna in Paris. His first documentary as a director, IMPROVISATION (2005), is an appealing insight into a Palestinian Joubran family during the Caesarean birth of their musical “Oud” trio. For his first feature length film, FIX ME (2009) he filmed 20 sessions of his own therapy in Ramallah. Featuring a colorful array of characters, including members of his own family, FIX ME explores the need for finding individuality in a place so dominated by collective consciousness and identity. FIX ME premiered in Sundance and was also shown in Cannes.

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11/21/2017 20:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater






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