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3000 Nights (3000 Leila)
Director: Mai Masri
Rights:
The film is Palestine’s official submission for the Golden Globe Awards and Jordan’s Official Submission to the 2017 Academy Awards to compete at the Best Foreign-language Film category.
Shot in a real prison with an almost entirely female cast, most of actresses had a strong connection with prison either directly through their own experiences or through their parents, siblings or relatives.
Director Mai Masri won over 60 awards from film festivals worldwide.
Released in over 35 theaters in France
Sold-out screenings in Nablus, Palestine
Commercially released in Palestine, Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq, and more locations around the Arab world.
2015/ Jordan - Palestine - France - UAE - Qatar - Lebanon103 Min/ Drama - Prison Drama
Original Title
3000 Leila
SYNOPSIS
3000 Nights tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison, where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
CAST
Maisa Abdelhadi
Nadera Omran
Raida Adon
Rakeen Saad
CREW
Screenwriter: Mai Masri
Editor: Michèle Tyan
DOP: Gilles Porte
Production Company(ies)
Nour Productions
Orjouane Productions
Producer(s)
Sabine Sidawi
Mai Masri
Palestine's official submission for the Golden Globe Awards
World Premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Palm Springs International Film Festival USA
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea
BFI London Film Festival, UK
Taormina Film Festival, Italy
Festival International du Film de Dakhla, Morocco
Les Premier Rencontres Cinématographique (Debut Film Encounters Programme), Algeria
Karama Human Rights Film Festival (KHRF), Jordan
AFAC Film Week, Morocco
Best Actress Award at the Dhaka International Film Festival
Film Engagé Award at the Mauret Film Festival
Jury Award for Best Film at the Marseille Rencontres Internationales des Cinemas Arabes
First Prize of the Students of Dreux at the Cap sur le Monde Festival
Best Director Award at the Iran IU Film Festival
Carthage Film Festival Grant Award for Best Script
Jury Award at the Women's International Film and Television Showcase (The WIFTS)
Meeting Point Audience Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival
Audience Award at the Annonay International Film Festival
Youth Jury Award at the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights
Special Jury Award at Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC)
Tao Edu Young Prize at the Taormina Film Festival
Best Actress Award at the Mediterranean Film Festival of Annaba (FAFM)
Best Feature Film and Audience Awards at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF)
Audience Award at the Arab Camera Festival
Audience Award at the Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Kantara France Bleu RCFM and the Hors les Murs awards at the Festival du Film et des Cultures Méditerranéennes in Bastia
Bronze Tanit within the Feature Film Competition and the Screenplay Prize for a feature film at the Carthage Film Festival
Film Engagé award at the Mauret Film Festival
Quotes
“an unforgettable human portrait of a group of Palestinian women in Israel’s Ramla prison in the 1980s.”Middle east eye - Victoria Brittain

“Well-observed details and a keen, mournful awareness of the region’s political realities” The Hollywood reporter - Sheri Linden