Tale of Three Jewels (Hikayatul Jawahiri Thalath)



A mixture of realism and allegory set against the backdrop of the Palestinian uprising in Gaza. Youssef, a 12 year-old Palestinian boy, tries to win the love of Aida, a Gypsy girl. Aida offers her heart, but on the condition that he finds her grandmother’s lost jewels. Youssef is so smitten with Aida that he embarks on a mystical pursuit, which leads him to a wise old man, a mysterious scroll, death and resurrection.



Michel Khleifi -- Fiction, 107’ (Belgium/Palestine: 1995)