Hany Abu-Assad

  • Hany Abu-Assad – Al qods fee yom akhar aka Rana’s Wedding (2002)

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    My Frightening Rushed Palestinian Roadblock Wedding

    Like the 1999 German hit “Run Lola Run,” the new movie by Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad opens with an ultimatum and a plucky heroine alone in her room, wondering which way to turn. Both films feature menacing dogs, lost plastic bags, and an aimless, poorly shaved lover.
    But that’s where the similarities end, because contemporary Berlin is a happier place than Jerusalem in 2003. For one thing, Tom Tykwer’s redhead Lola didn’t have to deal with roadblocks, trigger-happy soldiers, and bomb squads. For another, Lola was fiercely self-determined, while Rana (Clara Khoury) has to contend not only with political oppression but the dominating role men are assigned in her culture.Read More »

  • Hany Abu-Assad – Omar (2013)

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    A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he’s tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier’s killing.Read More »

  • Hany Abu-Assad – Paradise Now (2005)

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    Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.Read More »

  • Hany Abu-Assad – Paradise Now (2005) (HD)

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    Paradise Now (Arabic: الجنّة الآن‎) is a 2005 film directed by Hany Abu-Assad about two Palestinian men preparing for a suicide attack in Israel. It won a Golden Globe for best foreign language film and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category.

    “The film is an artistic point of view of that political issue,” Abu-Assad said. “The politicians want to see it as black and white, good and evil, and art wants to see it as a human thing.”Read More »

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