United Kingdom, Palestine, Qatar | 2023 | Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 115 min


A Palestinian school teacher (Saleh Bakri) struggles to reconcile his life-threatening commitment to political resistance with his emotional support for one of his students (Muhammad Abed El Rahman) and the chance of a new romantic relationship with a volunteer worker (Imogen Poots).

Nordic premiere

Screening: April 23rd 20:30 Panora 1

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Director: Farah Nabulsi
Writer: Farah Nabulsi
Cast: Saleh Bakri, Imogen Poots, Muhammad Abed El Rahman, Stanley Townsend, Paul Herzberg, Mahmoud Bakri, Andrea Irvine
Dop: Gilles Porte
Producer: Sawsan Asfari, Farah Nabulsi, Ossama Bawardi


Is an Academy Award®-nominated and BAFTA® award-winning Palestinian British filmmaker. In 2016 she started working in the film industry as a writer & producer of short fiction films. This includes “Today They Took My Son,” endorsed by British Director Ken Loach and screened at the United Nations.
“The Present,” her directorial debut, which she also co-wrote and produced, premiered at Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival in 2020 and won the coveted Audience Award for Best Film. It went on to win over 50 International Film Festival Jury and Audience Awards, a BAFTA® award, and it scored an Oscar® nomination. “The Present” was licensed internationally including to Canal+ and Netflix Worldwide. Nabulsi has been invited to serve as a jury member at numerous festivals and as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The Teacher is Farah’s directorial fiction feature length film debut and will premiere at the 2023 Toronto International Film Festival.