Haifa, nicknamed after the city of his love and hope, goes around and comes around in a Palestinian refugee camp. Although he is everybody's fool, there are many things that only he knows.
He is closely related to the family of Abu Said, a former policeman who gains new hopes from the political developments. Oum Said, his wife, hangs her hope on the imminent release of their eldest son, Said, from jail. She tries to find him a bride to secure things for the future. Their youngest son, Siad, is cynical and rebellious. He refuses to believe things. Sabah, the 12-year-old daughter is romancing the future and wants to find out what's in it for her. The different stories are interwoven into a very timely insight into the current Palestinian mind.
Jerusalem FF - Mediterranean Cinema Award, Best Actor
Valencia FF - Best Actor
Cairo FF - Best Arabic Film
Cannes Un Certain Regard
Peter van Vogelpoel
Ahmad Abu Sal'Oum