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Director: Hany Abu Assad
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Omar was Palestine's second Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category in 2014.
It has won 10 awards out of the 18 international festivals it has been screened at.
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2013/ Palestine97 min/ Drama
Omar, a young baker, is interrogated by the Israeli intelligence after a soldier is killed. He is then tortured and offered a deal to trade his freedom in return for his help in capturing the soldier’s killer.
Adam Bakri
Eyad Hourani
Samer Bisharat
Leem Lubani
Waleed Zuaiter
Screenwriter: Hany Abu-Assad
DOP: Ehab Assal
Editor: Martin Brinkler
Eyas Salman
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Production Company(ies)
in association with Dubai Entertainment and Media Organization Enjaaz (a Dubai Film Market Initiative)
Waleed Zuaiter
David Gerson
film festivals
film festivals Adelaide Film Festival, Australia
film festivals American Film Institute (AFI FEST), USA
film festivals Chlotrudis Awards, USA
film festivals Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal
film festivals Human Rights Nights Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
film festivals New York Film Festival, USA
film festivals Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
film awards
film awards Special Jury Prize within the Un Certain Regard section at the Cannes Film Festival
Muhr Arab Award for Best Feature Film at the Dubai International Film Festival
Silver Frog for Best Cinematography at the Camerimage
Best Film Award at the Asia-Pacific Screen Awards
Founders Prize for Best Drama at the Traverse City Film Festival
HRNs People for Best Movie at the Human Rights Nights Film Festival
at the NETPAC Award for Best Director at the Asian Film Critics Association Awards
Youth Jury Award at the Ghent International Film Festival
Best Film Award at the Festival of the European and Mediterranean Film (FEMF)
Norwegian Peace Film Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival
“Hany Abu-Assad's Oscar-nominated Omar has an intensity that many Cold War spy films lack.” Independent - Geoffrey Macnab

“Wisely, Abu-Assad puts plenty of humorous lines in his characters’ mouths, revealing an ear for natural dialogue and the daily jokes friends exchange no matter what pressures they’re under.” Variety - Jay Weissberg