ONLY IN NEW YORK
DCP / HD 2013 – USA / France / Turkey – 86 min – Color - Comedy
ONLY IN NEW YORK
Original title: Only in New York
A film by Ghazi Albuliwi
Only in New-York is the story of ARAFAT SULLIMAN - a thirty something years old Arab New Yorker. He still lives at home with his parents who are desperate to marry him off to a Muslim bride. Arafat is horny and lonely. In order to get rid of his porn addiction he starts attending SCA (Sexual Compulsives Anonymous) meetings in the city. Comes KENNY - a single New Yorker - and he becomes Arafat's sponsor during his recovery period. One night during a Sex and the City tour in the city, Arafat and Kenny manage to hook up with two Southern chicks. Arafat takes one of the girls to his parents home. Father catches them while having sex causing Arafat a big embarrassment and sexual frustration. After these events, Kenny finally makes his offer to Arafat. A Green Card Marriage! But with an Israeli girl.
Original language: English
Produced by: Peace After Marriage LLC (Faruk Olzerten) & Good Lap Production SAS (Philippe Akoka & Alain Peyrollaz)
Vienna Jewish Film Festival, Austria 2013 Mostra - Sao Paulo International Film Festival 2013 Abu Dhabi Film festival 2013 Cinemed Festival, France 2013 Tallinn Black Night Film Festival 2013 Arabian Film Days, Oslo 2014 IFF Cinematik Piestany Festival of European and Mediterranean films, Slovenia 2014
Born in Amman Jordan and raised in Brooklyn New York. Started doing stand up comedy at the age of seventeen and soon was performing at major clubs around New York City. After a brief stint working on Saturday Night Live he decided to make an autobiographical film titled "West Bank Brooklyn." The film was selected to world premiere at the prestigious AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles in the American Directions category. Albuliwi's film became the hit of the festival circuit playing Gen Art and other notable national festivals. Named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of the top 25 New Faces of Indie film for 2003. Recently co-wrote and starred in Hiam's Abbass' directorial debut film 'Inheritance' which will world premiere at the Venice Film Festival and is in post-production on his feature romantic comedy 'Peace after Marriage' which he is writer/director and star. The screenplay for the film won the Tribeca Film Institutes "Creative Promise Award" during the Tribeca film festival.