Thursday, July 31, 2014
Movies
Drama
Miral
"Miral" is the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and reconciliation. The story begins in war-torn Jerusalem in 1948 when Hind Husseini opens an orphanage for refugee children that quickly becomes home to 2,000 orphans. One of the children is 17-year-old Miral who arrived at the orphanage 10 years earlier, following her mother's tragic death. On the cusp of the Intifada resistance, Miral is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she falls for a fervent political activist, Hani, and finds herself in a personal battle that mirrors the greater dilemma around her: to fight like those before her or follow Mama Hind's defiant belief that education will pave a road to peace. Rated PG-13 for thematic material, and some violent content including a sexual assault.
Cast: Hiam Abbass, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Siddig, Freida Pinto, Omar Metwally
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Directed by: Julian Schnabel
Written by: Rula Jebreal
Running time: 1hr 54min
Opens: Mar 25, 2011 NY/LA
Theaters for 03/12/13