Cinema of the world

Mediterranean Fever

Director : Maha Haj
Country : Germany, France, Cyprus, Palestine, Qatar
Language : Arabic
Duration : 108 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the world


Waleed dreams of a writing career while suffering from depression. He develops a relationship with his neighbor – a small-time crook. While the scheme turns into an unexpected friendship, it leads them into a journey of dark encounters.

Maha Haj


Haj was born in Nazareth, Israel.[1] She was educated in the Baptist Christian school in Nazareth, though both her parents were communist activists. Under her father’s influence she began studying pharmacy science, but after year switched to literature, and completed her BA in English and Arabic literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and her MA in language and literature at Haifa University


– Amer Hlehel
– Ashraf Farah
– Anat Hadid


– Director: Maha Haj
– Producer: Baher Agbariya, Martin Hampel, Thanassis Karathanos, Juliette Lepoutre, Pierre Menahem, Marios Piperides
– Editor: Véronique Lange
– Writer: Maha Haj
– Dop: Antoine Héberlés
– Sound: Jörg Weimann
– Music: Munder Odeh

Awards and Nominations

Winner – Cannes Film Festival 2022
(Un Certain Regard – Screenplay Prize)

Winner – Hong Kong International Film Festival 2022 (Golden Firebird Award)

Winner – Tokyo FILMeX 2022 (Student
Jury Prize)