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Mediterranean Fever

  •   Maha Haj
  •   Palestine, Germany, France, Cyprus, Qatar

In this wry, absurdist tale of mid-life restlessness, husband and father Waleed dreams of becoming a successful novelist yet is plagued by a severe case of writer’s block. Neither his therapist nor his family are able to offer much support, but when he forges an unlikely connection with his new neighbor, petty criminal Jalal, his fortunes seem to shift. Under the auspices of research for his next novel, Waleed tags along with Jalal on his illicit daily routine, leading to a series of fraught situations that find Waleed out of his depth. Featuring a winsome winsome lead performance from Amer Hlehel and a dry, hilarious script, Mediterranean Fever is a sly, charming story of friendship and personal crisis told with a melancholic wit reminiscent of The Sopranos.


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Thursday, October 20, 2022
5:30pm

  •   108 minutes
LOCATION
AMC River East 21
322 E Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60611 United States


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