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Miral

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Freida Pinto, Miral | PALESTINIAN GIRL Freida Pinto stars as Miral in Julian Schnabel's Miral
Jose Haro

Miral

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
runtime:
112 minutes
performer:
Willem Dafoe, Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass
director:
Julian Schnabel
distributor:
The Weinstein Company
author:
77073

We gave it a B-

STARRING Freida Pinto, Hiam Abbass, and Willem Dafoe
DIRECTED BY Julian Schnabel

Director Julian Schnabel’s latest focuses on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict as seen through the eyes of a teenage girl, the eponymous Miral (Frieda Pinto). When Miral, who has grown up sheltered within the walls of a Jerusalem orphanage, goes to teach at a refugee camp in 1988, she falls for the radical Hani (Omar Metwally) and finds herself drawn into his world of political activism and Intifada. Schnabel, whose Jewish roots run deep — his mother was president of Zionist women’s organization Hadassah in 1948, when the state of Israel was created — has said that he saw the film as an opportunity to explore the conflict from the other side. Vanessa Redgrave and Willem Dafoe round out the cast.

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