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Pomegranates and Myrrh
August 30, 2011
Najwa Najjar’s critically acclaimed film arrives in the UAE
- Text by Holly Williams
"Pomegranates and Myrrh" has won international awards and critical acclaim and will begin its hugely anticipated run in Dubai from the first day of Eid at The Picturehouse in Reel Cinemas. Distributed by Founoon Film Distribution the film will be screened until September 14 with five screenings daily. From September 15 to 28 the film will screen in Abu Dhabi at Vox Cinemas Marina Mall.
Part romance, part drama and part political commentary the film has won rave reviews at the Sundance, Rotterdam, Edinburgh, Durban, Locarno, Berlin, Cannes film festival and not to mention other global festivals in addition to being screened in the United States.
Najwa Najjar, Director of Pomegranates and Myrrh says: “It's amazing that so many people got to see my film, and it still makes my heart jump to think about it. After all the difficulties and dramas the great response really is the icing on the cake. But it was Dubai that helped give it that boost."
Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Artistic Director of the Dubai International Film Festival, said that supporting the theatrical run of the film reaffirms the festival’s commitment to taking the best of Arab cinema to a wider audience.
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