Film: Omar - One-Night Engagement This Friday (2/28)
The Boston Palestine Film Festival Proudly Presents A One-Night Only, Limited Engagement of the Oscar-Nominated Palestinian Film ...
by Hany Abu Assad
2013 | Drama | 98 min
Arabic/Hebrew with English subtitles, Rated R
Friday, February 28, 2014, 7:30 pm
West Newton Cinema
1296 Washington St
West Newton MA 02465
$11 General Admission
Tickets are available online here
And at the cinema Box Office on a first-come, first served basis
A tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the Separation Wall to meet up with his girl Nadja (Leem Lubany). By night, he's ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek (Eyad Hourani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat). Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game--is he playing his Israeli handler (Waleed F. Zuaiter), or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side?
Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) has made a dynamic, action-packed drama about the insoluable moral dilemmas and tough choices facing those on the frontlines of a conflict that shows no sign of letting up.
Academy Award Nominee, Best Foreign Language Film
Winner, Jury Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Muhr Best Film, Dubai International Film Festival, 2013
Winner, Muhr Best Arab Director, Dubai International Film Festival, 2013
Best Feature Film, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2013
Best Performance by an Actor (Adam Bakri), Asia Pacific Screen Awards, 2013
"AN INCREDIBLE LOVE STORY."
- Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times
"The unpredictable climax to this cat-and-mouse political thriller is pure genius."
-Howard Feinstein, Filmmaker Magazine
"A MASTERPIECE!...the perfect balance of romance and action."
-Maysoon Zayid, The Daily Beast
Please join BPFF in celebrating Palestine at the Oscars by coming out to
the Boston premiere of Omar on Oscar weekend!