My Father’s House

Cannes Docs

My Father’s House

Original title: My Father's House

Directed by: Mahdi Fleifel

Produced by: Geoff Arbourne (Inside Out Films, UK)

Country of production: Palestine, Denmark

Runtime: 100'

Expected release: January, 2025

Production stage: Production

Budget: $510 019 (19% in place)

1st feature: No

Looking for: Buyers, Co-Producers, Gap Financing


Nine years after his father’s death, the filmmaker Mahdi Fleifel returns from years of exile to the small town of Elsinore in Denmark where he grew up and begins a personal journey of reconciliation. My Father’s House is a film about memory, exile, and a father and his son.

Director’s profile:

Born in Dubai, Mahdi Fleifel lives and works between Denmark, England and Greece. A graduate of the UK’s National Film & Television School, he studied Fiction directing under Stephen Frears and Pawel Pawlikowski. In 2010 he founded the company Nakba FilmWorks. Fleifel’s critically acclaimed debut feature, A WORLD NOT OURS, premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and received over 30 awards, including the Berlinale Peace Prize and the Edinburgh, Yamagata and DOC:NYC Grand Jury Prizes. He was named Best New Nordic Voice at Nordisk Panorama and received the New Talent Award at CPH:DOX in 2013.

Producer’s profile:

Geoff Arbourne is the Emmy award-winning producer and founder of Inside Out Films. An independent and enterprising production company built around a global community of filmmakers operating out of the U.K. and South Africa.