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Close to God/Far from Home (Somewhere in Between Pop and Classical) BY Axel Petersén
A portrait of Palestine’s loneliest lover Tony Abu Jaber. A hair-dresser and choir-boy, but also the sexiest man in Bethlehem, forever faithful to Jesus Christ, Richard Clayderman and Kaiser Franz Joseph.
Axel Petersén is a visual artist and filmmaker who has made a variety of feature and short films, video and photography installations; exhibiting in galleries, institutions, filmfestivals and cinemas worldwide. He has a MFA from The Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, he also studied film at FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and History of Arts in Stockholm and Lund University.
A variety of his films, videos and video installations have been shown in art galleries, institutions, film festivals and cinemas worldwide, e.g.; Gallery Niklas Belenius, Dumbo Arts Center NYC, Venice Film Festival, BAAD Gallery Tel Aviv, Arkitektur Museum Stockholm, Favorite Goods Los Angeles, Palais de Tokyo, Galleri Arnstedt Östra Karup, Museum Reina Sofia, GOOD TV, Berlin International Filmfestival, DETOUR Cairo, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Toronto Film Festival, Galleri Bastard Stockholm and OVNI Barcelona. His latest feature film The Real Estate was nominated as best picture in the International Competition at the 68th Berlinale (2018).