BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
Cinema Extraordinaire

Omar

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Omar
Palestina/ 2013/ 1 t. 36 min.
LANGUAGE:
Arabisk/Hebraisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
Engelsk
CAST:
Essam Abu Aabed, Foad Abed-Eihadi, Adel Abu-Lasheen
DIRECTOR:
Hany Abu-Assad
WRITER:
Hany Abu-Assad
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Ehab Assal
PRODUCER:
David Gerson, Waleed Zuaiter
The writing on the wall

Omar is a young Palestinian baker who, along with his friends Tarek and Amjad, kills an Israeli policeman. After an intense chase, Omar is brought into custody and tortured by ruthless Israeli officials. They will release him if he brings them Tarek. Omar, however, has no intentions of betraying his friends. With Tarek he plans another attack. The ambush fails, and Omar soon realises that there is another snitch amongst them, and that he has to convince his friends that he isn't the infiltrator.

 

Hany Abu-Assad

HANY ABU-ASSAD (1961)  is a Dutch-Palestinian director whose films include THE FOURTEENTH CHICK (1998) and RANA'S WEDDING (2002). PARADISE NOW (2005) got him an Oscar nomination. His latest film, OMAR, won the jury prize in Un certain regard at Cannes this year.