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17th(2015)



The Cup Reader

트레일러 재생

Suha ARAJ

  • Occupied Palestinian Territory
  • 2012
  • 12min
  • HD
  • color
  • Fiction

Korean Premiere | 2013 Tribeca Film Festival / 2013 Berkshire International Film Festival – Next Great Filmmaker Award



 
 

Synopsis

 Synopsis Warde, shamed as a young girl yet renowned in Palestine for her mystical seeing and matchmaking lives with her sister Jaleleh and reads the fortunes of her clients. Each woman has made or will make a choice between love and marriage, not having had the luxury of both.
 



 
 

Program Note

 This film shows the life of women in modern Palestine and their anxiety for love, marriage, and future. Over 40 years ago, Warde was deserted by her husband after being shamed by a white sheet the morning after her wedding day, and now she lives with her younger sister as a cup reader. Warde\'s customers come to her and ask about issues they have, such as whom they would marry or whether they have to go with the pending marriage. Touching the issues of love and marriage in a light, comic air, but the audience cannot miss the grave reality faced by women in the Middle Eastern culture. [LEE Jeeheng]
 


 
 

Director

  • Suha ARAJSuha ARAJ

    Suha ARAJ is a Palestinian-American filmmaker and educator. The Cup Reader shot in Palestine premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival 2013 and won the Next Great Filmmaker Award at the Berkshire International Film Festival and the Baghdad International Film Festival. She is in development on a feature film, The Khsara Club.

Credit

  • ProducerLydia KHOURY
  • Cast Samia Qazmouz BAKRI, Manal AWAD, Faten KHOURY
  • Screenwriter Suha ARAJ
  • Cinematography Meg KETTELL
  • Art director Kristine RUMMAN
  • Editor Jackie SALLOUM
  • Music Julian CASSIA