Love During Wartime

A feature documentary by Gabriella Bier

The recently married couple Jasmin and Assi are forced to live separated. She lives in Berlin, he in Ramallah. They want desperately to make a life together but it proves to be an impossible task. When an Israeli marries Palestinian they are beyond security offered to other members of society at every turn they are faced with a Catch 22 situation. Israeli bureaucracy filled with suspicion and a menacing Palestinian society makes their life a nightmare.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (Nordic countries only). English subtitles.

Swedish cinema release January, 2012.

New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 2011 // Chicago Palestine Film Festival 2011 // Toronto Palestine Film Festival 2011 // Palestinian Film Festival Australia 2012 // Washington Jewish Film Festival 2011 // Antirasistiska Filmdagarna 2011 // Move IT! Film Festival // 6th Human Rights Film Festival, Sarajevo (Projecting Sweden) 2011 //Sevilla Festival de Cine Europeo (Eurodoc) 2011 // Slobodna Zona, Belgrade (Tempo in Belgrade) 2011 // Boston Palestine Film Festival 2011 // Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films FF, Vilnius, Lithuania 2011 // Crime and Punishment Film Festival, Istanbul 2011 // World Film Festival, Montreal 2011 // Festival de Cinema Judaico, Sao Paolo 2011 // Stony Brook Film Festival, US 2011 // Dokufest, Kosovo 2011 // Silverdocs 2011 // Bucharest Jewish Film Festival 2011 // Bellaria Film Festival, Italy 2011 // Cinéma Arabe, Amsterdam 2011 // Mineapolis St. Paul Film Festival 2011 // Tribeca Film Festival 2011 // Film Festival One World 2011 // Göteborg International Film Festival 2011 // Copenhagen DOX 2010

Production facts

Length: 92 minute feature length, 56 min tv version
Director: Gabriella Bier
Music: El Perro del Mar
Cinematographer: Albin Biblom
Editors: Dominika Daubenbüchel, Thomas Lagerman
Sound Editing: Nicolai Linck
Grafic Art: Max Munck
Producers: Tobias Janson, Jenny Örnborn
Executive Producers: Göran Olsson och David Aronowitsch
Production company: Story AB
In co-production with: Louise Køster/Pausefilm Aps, Tanja Meding, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen/Jesper Bergom-Larsson
Supported by:The Swedish Film Institute/Lisa Ohlin, Tove Torbiörnsson, SIDA, EU Media Plus Slate Funding, SVT/Axel Arnö, YLE/Jenny Westergård
North American Distribution: 7th Art Releasing

Press photo credit: Albin Biblom

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Love During Wartime DVD released


After a successful international festival tour (Tribeca, CPH:DOX, Silverdocs etc) and Swedish cinema release is the DVD of Love During Wartime now finally available.

Love During Wartime is a feature-length documentary featuring the Palestinian Osama and the Israeli Jasmin. They want to live together, but both Palestinian society and Israeli bureaucracy make this nearly impossible. Or?

3 October 2012


Gabriella Bier

Tobias Janson

Göran Hugo Olsson

David Aronowitsch