Award-winning Palestinian film 3,000 Nights to be released in Iraq and Tunisia

Ahram Online , Wednesday 25 May 2016

Directed by May Masri, the award-winning feature film 3,000 Nights was recently screened in Cairo's art-house cinema Zawya

3000 Nights
Photo: fragment from 3000 Nights poster)

Following it's numerous successes across the world the Palestinian film 3,000 Nights will be now released in commercial cinemas in Iraq and Tunisia on Wednesday, the distributor MAD Solutions announced. 

Directed by May Masri, and co-produced by Palestine, France, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, the film 3,000 Nights centers on a young newly-wed Palestinian school teacher who is jailed in a top-security Israeli prison where she eventually gives birth.

The film 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 also toured across Palestine right after the film's US premiere as part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival in early January.

In February, 3,000 Nights was shown at the European Film Market at the Berlin International Film Festival.

The film was screened in Egypt earlier this year, when it was hosen to open the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, an event which took place between 30 January and 5 February. Earlier this month it was screened in Cairo's Zawya.

During the press conference for the Luxor Arab and European Film Festival, the Palestinian director May Masri said her film 3,000 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.

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