Sunday, 1 June 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 174: Tue Jun 24

Omar (Abu-Assad, 2013): BFI Southbank, NFT2, 8.40pm


This film also screens on June 4th, 25th and 27th and, on the first of those dates, director Hany Abu-Assad will be present for a Q&A. Details here.

BFI Southbank introduction:
Omar, a young Palestinian activist, finds himself in a ‘catch-22’ situation: he’s arrested by Israelis in the wake of a soldier’s death and released on condition that he will inform on his friends. At the same time he has to deal with a love triangle, and fight to keep his childhood friendships alive in a dangerous climate of mistrust, providing a heady mix of political thriller and stormy romance.

Here is the trailer.

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