Saleh Bakri and Adam Bakri are to star in All That’s Left Of You, the upcoming drama from Palestinian-American filmmaker Cherien Dabis.
Salah is known for Cannes award-winner The Blue Caftan and recent Toronto title The Teacher, which plays in Competition at this year’s Red Sea International Film Festival, while brother Adam made his feature debut in Hany Abu-Assad’s Oscar-nominated Omar, going on to star in Asif Kapadia’s Ali And Nino and award-winning Toronto 2022 title A Gaza Weekend.
Dabis, known for directing Cannes award-winning drama Amreeka, will also take a role in the film, which spans three generations of a family in Palestine.
The feature received production support from the Red Sea Fund earlier this year and was set to shoot in Palestine. The film was originally scheduled to shoot in Palestine, but the plans were halted on October 7 when Hamas launched its first attacks, followed by Israel’s retaliation. Filming will wrap up before the end the year due to the ongoing conflict. “We wanted Palestine to be a part of the film, but it’s not possible anymore.”
The co-production is between Germany’s Pallas Film, Cyprus’ AMP Filmworks, and Palestine’s Fresco Films. Hefzy describes the film as “an historic epic, which tells the story of Palestine and how we got to where we are today”.
Dabis has more recently directed episodes of US streaming series such as
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