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Pomegranates & myrrh

Najwa Najjar (director), Mychael Danna (composer), Amritha Vaz (composer)
Pomegranates & myrrh
Other title
Pomegranates and myrrh
Najwa Najjar
Mychael Danna 1958- Amritha Vaz
Yasmine El Massri Ashraf Farah Ali Suleiman
Uniform title
Al-Mor wa al rumman
Multiple languages, Arabic, English, Hebrew
De Filmfreak, 2012
1 dvd-video
Recording date
Playing time
95 min.
Afwisselend Arabisch, Engels en Hebreeuws gesproken Ondertiteling: Nederlands, Frans

About Najwa Najjar

Najwa Najjar (Arabic: نجوى نجار‎) is a film writer/director. Recently elected to the Academy of Arts and Sciences (Writers Division) 2020. Born to a Jordanian father and Palestinian mother, she began her career making commercials and has worked in both documentary and fiction since 1999. Her debut feature film Pomegranates and Myrrh picked up 10 international awards, sold worldwide and was released theatrically and screened at over 80 international festivals.

Najjar's first fictional film, Pomegranates and Myrrh, features a young Palestinian dancer who defends her family's land after her husband is sent to an Israeli prison. According to Najjar, when the film was first screened in Ramallah there was public outcry by the Hamas Government in Gaza over the film's portrayal of "what was deemed its 'unpatriotic' portrayal of an untrustworthy wife of a political prisoner." At the Doha Tribeca Film Festival, the film won the Bes…Read more on Wikipedia