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The Stranger

Al Garib

Fresco Films

VERDICT: Palestine’s 2022 Oscar submission is a brooding story of lives in limbo in the Golan Heights, stunningly shot and wrenching in its moving evocation of a man mired in self-loathing and paralyzed by the physical and existential no-man’s land resulting in the Israeli occupation and the disaster in Syria.

Even in peacetime, borders are liminal zones that toy with identity, but as we know only too well in
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