Miral

September 3rd, 2010







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Plot
A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Release Year: 2010

Rating: 5.8/10 (1,673 voted)

Critic's Score: 45/100

Director: Julian Schnabel

Stars: Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe

Storyline
A drama centered on an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in the wake of Arab-Israeli war who finds herself drawn into the conflict.

Writers: Rula Jebreal, Rula Jebreal

Cast:
Hiam Abbass - Hind Husseini
Asma Al Shiukhy - Woman Wrapping Body
Neemeh Khalil - Woman Wrapping Body
Jamil Khoury - Brother Amin (as Jameel Khoury)
Basel Husseini - Brother Khalid
Hanna Shammas - Husseini Brother
Ibrahim Husseini - Husseini Brother
Hazem Said - Husseini Brother
Vanessa Redgrave - Bertha Spafford
Willem Dafoe - Eddie
Makram Khoury - Governor Khatib
Wadeeka Khoury - Hind's Mother
Virginia Amsis - Young Girl at Christmas Party
Ansam Qupti - Other Girl at Christmas Party
Fadi Shahen - Musician at Christmas Party

Taglines: Is this the face of a terrorist?



Details

Official Website: Official site | Official site [Germany] |

Release Date: 3 September 2010

Filming Locations: Jerusalem, Israel

Opening Weekend: $66,244 (USA) (27 March 2011) (4 Screens)

Gross: $371,352 (USA) (15 May 2011)



Technical Specs

Runtime:

Quotes:
[first lines]
Miral: My name is Miral Hasna. I was Born in 1973. But my story really begins in 1947 with Hind Husseini.



User Review

Touching Portrait of a Young Girl

Rating: 8/10

I was amazed at how non-political this movie was. There was a great deal of controversy around it, so I was expecting a polemic. It was nothing of the kind. It portrays the childhood and adolescence of a Palestinian girl, along with providing stories of her mother and her school headmistress. These stories illustrate, to some degree, the Palestinian history from 1947 to 1993. But the focus is on the women's stories. I really think this is a movie that will be appreciated far more by women than by men. It is poignant and respectful. Most women will find something with which to identify in this film. The cinematography is beautiful and the lead actors are compelling in their roles. The movie has been criticized as disjointed, but that's because real life does not have a formulaic dramatic arc. And sadly, there is no "conclusion" to the movie because the conflict is ongoing.









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