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Palestinian movie 3000 Nights screens at Berlinale 2016

The feature film is directed by Mai Masri and is already screening in Palestine

Ahram Online , Saturday 13 Feb 2016
3000 Nights
(Photo: still from 3000 Nights)

From Palestine, 3000 Nights, Mai Masri's feature film will screen on Sunday at the European Film Market at the ongoing Berlin International Film Festival.

The screening will take place in ‪Dffb‬ Cinema.

3000 Nights film centers on a young newly-wed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top -security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth.

3000 Nights made its world premiere in September 2015 at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF). It then made its Arab world premiere in December 2015 as part of the Dubai International Film Festival’s 12th edition where it participated in the Muhr Arab Feature Films Competition. The film's tour across Palestine comes right after the film's US premiere as part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early January. 

Most recently, 3000 Nights also opened Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, which took place between 30 January and 5 February.

The film is currently screening in Palestine.

Co-produced by Palestine, France, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, '3000 Nights' centres on a young newly-wed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth.

During the press conference for the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, the Palestinian director May Masri said her film 3000 Nights, was shot in a real prison, without any set decor, as a way of preserving the film's authenticity. Masri added that the jail where they filmed was neither in Palestine nor Jordan.

The Berlinale 2016 runs until 21 February.

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