[Dublin] Film Screening: Omar (DAFF)
The Oscar-nominated, award-winning, Palestinian film Omar is being shown as part of the Dublin Arabic Film Festival on Sunday 11th May at 8.30pm in the Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin 7. Entry €9/€7.50 concession (BUY TICKETS HERE).
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast: Adam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Iyad Hoorani
Country of Origin: Palestine
Duration: 98 minutes
Languages: Arabic and Hebrew (English subtitles)
Omar is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker Omar becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad and Tarek, Nadia’s militant brother. Omar’s feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape. But it’s soon evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia.
Abu Assad returns to form with Omar. Only too aware of the crushing toll of the Occupation on Palestinians, he shows men making tragic, often self-destructive decisions as a result of an inescapable environment of degradation and violence.
Winner Jury Prize Un Certain Regard Cannes Film Festival
Official Selection Toronto International Film Festival
Official Selection New York Film Festival
Nomination – Academy Awards (Oscars), Best Foreign Language Film
Organsied by the Dublin Arabic Film Festival.