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Omar

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 won 10 awards out of the 18 international festivals it has been screened at.
The film received the Enjaaz fund, a Dubai Film Market initiative.
The film is made by Oscar-nominated Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad.
The film won the Special Jury Prize at the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.
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2013/ Palestine97 min/ Drama
Original Title
Omar
SYNOPSIS
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.
CAST
Adam Bakri
Eyad Hourani
Samer Bisharat
Leem Lubani
CREW
Screenwriter: Hany Abu-Assad
DOP: Ehab Assal
Editor: Martin Brinkler
Eyas Salman
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Production Company(ies)
ZBROS
in association with Dubai Entertainment and Media Organization Enjaaz (a Dubai Film Market Initiative)
Producer(s)
Waleed Zuaiter
David Gerson
film festivals
Adelaide Film Festival, Australia
American Film Institute (AFI FEST), USA
Chlotrudis Awards, USA
Cinema Bloggers Awards, Portugal
Human Rights Nights Film Festival, Italy
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
New York Film Festival, USA
Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
Cannes Film Festival, France
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Camerimage, Poland
Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
Traverse City Film Festival, USA
Human Rights Nights Film Festival, Italy
Asian Film Critics Association Awards, Country
Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
Festival of the European and Mediterranean Film (FEMF), Slovenia
Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway
film awards
Special Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, France
Muhr Arab Award for Best Feature Film at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Silver Frog for Best Cinematography at the Camerimage, Poland
Best Film Award at the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Australia
Founders Prize for Best Drama at the Traverse City Film Festival, USA
HRNs People for Best Movie at the Human Rights Nights Film Festival, Italy
NETPAC Award for Best Director at the Asian Film Critics Association Awards
Youth Jury Award at the Ghent International Film Festival, Belgium
Best Film Award at the Festival of the European and Mediterranean Film (FEMF), Slovenia
Norwegian Peace Film Award at the Tromsø International Film Festival, Norway
Quotes
“Hany Abu-Assad's Oscar-nominated Omar has an intensity that many Cold War spy films lack.” Geoffrey Macnabn - The Independent

“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.” Jay Weissberg - Variety