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‘3000 Nights’ coming to theatres in UAE

By JT - Nov 22,2016 - Last updated at Nov 22,2016

AMMAN — “3000 Nights”, Jordan’s official submission to the 2017 Academy Awards, is set to be released in the UAE on Thursday, a few days after its release in Tunisia, the film’s distributor, MAD Solutions, said in a statement issued on Tuesday.

“3000 Nights”, written and directed by Mai Masri, has won 17 international awards so far, most recent of which was at the 27th Carthage Film Festival, where the film won the Bronze Tanit within the Feature Film Competition and the Screenplay Prize for a feature film within the Official Competition, according to the distributor.

Shot in a real prison in Jordan, the film tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli jail, where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope, the statement said.

The film stars Maisa Abdelhadi, Nadera Omran, Raida Adon, Rakeen Saad, Abeer Haddad, Anahid Fayad, Haifa Al Agha, Khitam Edelbi and Hana Chamoun.

Most recently, “3000 Nights” won the Kantara France Bleu RCFM and the Hors les Murs awards at the Festival du Film et des Cultures Méditerranéennes in Bastia.

Palestinian actress Abdelhadi won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film at the second Mediterranean Film Festival of Annaba in Algeria. 

The feature has also won the Best Feature Film Award and the Audience Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden, the Audience Award at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam, and another Audience Award at the Mizna’s Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in Minnesota, the US.

The picture’s world premiere was held at the Toronto International Film Festival, and it was also screened in the US within the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.

Other awards include the Tao Edu Young Prize at Taormina Film Festival in Italy, the Youth Jury Award at the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights in Switzerland, and the Audience Award at the Annonay International Film Festival in France. 

The film — a co-production between Jordan, Palestine, France, the UAE, Qatar and Lebanon — also won prizes in the US and Spain. 

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