Dir. Bassam Jarbawi / 2018 / Palestine, United States, Qatar / 108 min. / Rated R
In 2002, teenagers Ziad and Ramzi are the stars of Al-Amari basketball team. But when Ramzi is shot dead in a crossfire, Ziad and his team seek revenge. Ziad is captured by Israeli forces, tortured, and then released 15 years later. Paraded as a hero upon his release, Ziad feels like a fraud. Ziad attempts to get his life in order and works with an old friend at a construction site. Living in limbo, unable to distinguish reality from hallucination he unravels and forces himself to go back to where it all began.
“Debuting director-writer Bassam Jarbawi has a great theme with Screwdriver and a slick filmmaking style.”