MEN IN THE SUN is a film based on a testimony shared with writer/director Mahdi Fleifel a few years ago. It is the story of how as a human being on the run, and without rights, one is forced into a life where humanity is completely dismantled. It's a film that depicts how reality is often stranger than fiction.
Three Palestinian refugees, Chatila, Fatah and Abu Love, are dreaming of escaping from Athens after 7 years of life in a country collapsing in upon itself. When Chatila succeeds in smuggling a fellow compatriot out of the country, he finds himself with 4,000 euros – an amount just enough to get one of them out, but not all three. Chatila is forced to choose between his friends and freedom.
XENOS is a UK/French/German/Dutch/Greek co-production and is produced by NakBa FilmWorks & Inside Out Films, Studio Ruba, Homemade Films and Salaud Morisset. The film received a production contribution as part of HBF+NFF.
- Status: in production
- Length: 90’ min
- Release: TBA
- Genre: drama
- Writer & Director: Mahdi Fleifel
- Co-writers: Jason McColgan, Fyzal Boulifa
- DoP: Thodoris Mihopoulos
- Production Design: Ioanna Soulele
- Costume Design: Konstantina Mardiki
- Casting Director: Kleopatra Abatzoglou
- Editor: Hoping Chen
- First A.D.: Sade Agilara
- Line Producer: Leda Bouzoukou
- Co-producers: Maria Drandaki, Layla Meijman, Maarten van der Ven, François Morisset
- Producers: Geoff Arbourne, Mahdi Fleifel