Screening date:09/12/2009 -- 18h
Pomegranates & Myrrh

Ramallah today. A free spirited woman dancer and wife of a prisoner, Kamar, meets Kais, a Palestinian returnee. At the same time, Kamar's life is thrown into the turmoil of family's legal case against the confiscation of its land. She is caught in the midst of her desire to dance and to break the family's and society's taboos about a prisoner's wife's role. Meanwhile life under occupation rages on.

Country: Palestine
Year: 2008
Production: Ustura Films - Jerusalem Road - PO Box 2119 - Ramallah, Palestine – Tel : 00 972 599 525 977
Director: Najwa Najjar
Cinematography: Valentina Caniglia
Editing: Bettina Bohler, Sotira Kyriacou
Sound: Thorston Bolze
Music:  Mychael Danna
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Yasmine Al Massri, Ashraf Farah, Ali Suliman
35mm   –  95 min

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Born in Washington D.C. in 1952, she studied film, economics and political science. She lives in Ramallah, where she co-founded the production company Ustura Films with Hani E. Kort in 1996. Pomegranates and Myrrh is her first feature film.

2006 - Yasmine's Song
2004 - They Came From the East
2004 - Blue Gold
2002 - A Boy Called… Mohammed
2001 - Jawhar Al Silwan (Quintessence of Oblivion)
1999 - Naim & Wadee'a

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