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Showing: 13th March 2015 at 7:30 pm

Released: 21st May 2013 (Cannes)

30th May 2014 (UK)

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Palestine flagPalestine – 98 mins – Drama/Thriller



Director: Hany Abu-Assad

StarsAdam Bakri, Leem Lubany, Samer Bisharat and Iyad Hoorani

OMAR is a Palestinian drama about a young man who is forced to work as an informant for the Israeli military.


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Academy Award (Nominated – Best Foreign Language Film of the Year 2014), AFI Fest (Nominated – Grand Jury Prize 2013), Asia Pacific Screen Awards (Won – Best Film 2013)(2 nominations – Achievement in Cinematography, Best Performance by an Actor 2013), Asian Film Critics Association Awards (Won – NETPAC Award for Best Director 2014), Cannes Film Festival (Won – Un Certain Regard – Special Jury Prize 2013)(Nominated – Un Certain Regard Award 2013), Dubai International Film Festival (2 wins – Best Director, Best Film 2013), Ghent International Film Festival (Won – Youth Jury Award 2013), Human Rights Nights Film Festival (Won – Best Movie 2014), New York Film Festival (Nominated – Grand Marnier Fellowship Award for Best Film 2013), Palm Springs International Film Festival (Nominated – FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film 2014)

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