Pomegranates and Myrrh

Director: Najwa Najjar
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2009/ Palestine95 min/ Drama
Original Title
المر والرمان
A free spirited woman dancer, Kamar, finds herself the wife of a prisoner, Zaid, and away from everything she loves until she returns to the dance, defying society’s taboos. At the dance Kamar is confronted with Kais, a Palestinian returnee, who has taken Kamar’s role as the head choreographer. Sparks fly between Kamar and Kais, creating more than a passionate, emotional dance for the both of them. Matters become even more complicated when Zaid’s sentence is extended.
Yasmine Al Massri
Ashraf Farah
Hiam Abbass
Ali Suleiman
Screenwriter: Najwa Najjar
DOP: Valentina Caniglia
Editor: Bettina Böhler, Sotira Kyriacou
Production Company(ies)
Ustura Films
Hani E. Kort