112 minutes

A young Palestinian girl raised in an orphanage grows up to understand the struggle of her people. Well-meaning but muddled and misguided attempt at political melodrama, uncertain of what it wants to be and where it wants to go and ending up unable to satisfy anyone.

Jérôme Seydoux presents a Pathé Productions/ER Productions/Eagle Pictures/India Take One Productions production; a Jon Kilik/Grandview Pictures production; with the participation of Canal Plus and Cinécinéma. (World sales and French distribution, Pathé; US distributor, The Weinstein Company.)
Starring Hiam Abbass, Frieda Pinto, Yasmine al Massri, Ruba Blal, Alexander Siddig, Omar Metwally, Stella Schnabel, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave.
Directed by Julian Schnabel; produced by Jon Kilik; screenplay by Rula Jebreal, based on her novel Miral; director of photography (Arane Gulliver, widescreen), Éric Gautier; production designer, Yoel Herzberg; costume designer, Walid Mawed; film editor, Juliette Welfling.
Screened: Venice Film Festival press advance screening, Palazzo del Casinò - Sala Perla (Venice), September 2nd 2010.


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