Fix Me

Documentary by Raed Andoni

95 minutes – 2009
Palestine / Switzerland / France

Synopsis

Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni has a severe and agonizing headache that will not go away. Turning the camera on himself, he decided to make a film exploring his headache and his efforts to rid himself of it.

Production

Co-production with:
Dar Films (Palestine)
Rouge International (France)
Les Films de la Zayna (France)
ARTE France Cinéma
RTS Radio Télévision Suisse

Festivals & Prix (selection)

Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, 2011
– Premio Competencia Derecho Humanos –

Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, 2010
– Tanit d’or pour le meilleur documentaire –

Moqavemat International Film Festival de Téhéran, 2010
– Best filmmaker – 

Dubai International Film Festival, 2010

Sélection ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion), festival de Cannes, 2010

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Sales & Distribution

World Sales: Dar Films

Distribution Switzerland: Moa Distribution
Distribution France: Sophie Dulac Distribution

Trailer:

Raed Andoni has a tension headache — one that has lasted generations and isn’t going to end soon. That’s because Raed is a Palestinian living in the Ramallah, where the prospects for a stress-free life are elusive.

While he cannot work and feels very confused, Raed decides to get help and goes to the psychiatry department of the Ramallah hospital.

Fix ME follows Raed through 20 therapy sessions as he tries to cure his unwelcome condition. Next to the consultation room is another room with a one-way glass, which usually allows interns to observe and learn from the therapy sessions.

Raed films his own therapy to allow the audience to enter the psyche of this strange character, a Palestinian cousin of Woody Allen and Nanni Moretti and to discover his world.

The internal terrain of displacement and alienation that is revealed to his therapist and through his daily encounters with friends and family mimics the lived reality of thousands of Palestinians who are themselves displaced from their history and homeland.

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Crédits

Directed by: Raed Andoni
Written by: Raed Andoni, Olivier Lorelle
Production: Palmyre Badinier (Les Films de Zayna), Nicolas Wadimoff (Akka Films), Nadia Turincev et Julie Gayet (Rouge International), Raed Andoni (Dar Films)
Co-production: Michel Reilhac et Pierrette Ominetti (Arte France Cinéma), Irène Challand et Gaspard Lamunière (RTS)
Cinematography: Filip Zumbrunn, Aldo Mugnier
Editing: Tina Baz, Saed Andoni, Samer Qatta
Location Sound Mix: Masaki Hatsui
Sound Editing: Julien Bourdeau, Vincent Montrobert
Sound Mix: Olivier Goinard
Music: Eik Rug, Yousef Hbeisch

Awards

Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, 2011
– Premio Competencia Derecho Humanos –
Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, 2010
– Tanit d’or pour le meilleur documentaire –
Moqavemat International Film Festival de Téhéran, 2010
– Best filmmaker – 

Festivals

ACID (Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion) Sélection, Cannes, 2010
56. Festival dei Popoli, Firenze, 2015
36. Rencontres Henri Langlois Festival international des écoles de cinéma, Poitiers, 2013
13. BAFICI, Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independente, 2011
25. Fribourg International Film Festival (FIFF), Competition, 2011
3. Festival international du documentaire à Agadir, Competition, 2011
23. Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage, Competition, 2010
32. Cinemed, Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier, 2010
Festival du film de Saint Paul Trois Châteaux, 2010
Festival international de cinéma de Vernon, 2010
26. Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Competition section World Cinema Documentary, 2010
6. Dubai International Film Festival, 2010