HANY ABU ASSAD - FROM GAZA TO HOLLYWOOD

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Documentary - Production 2018

Controversial Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad received two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe and the Jury Prize at the Cannes film festival for engaging thrillers about his tormented home country. Now, he signed up to direct superstars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. Will this make or break him?

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Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 2020
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    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Social issues, Art - Culture
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Synopsis
    • Controversial Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad received two Oscar nominations, a Golden Globe and the Jury Prize at the Cannes film festival for engaging thrillers about his tormented home country. Lacking funds, his films are largely improvised, with a motley crew of friends and amateur actors. Now, he signed up to direct superstars Kate Winslet and Idris Elba in the freezing cold of the Canadian Rocky Mountains in a multimillion Hollywood production. Will this be the perfect ending to his personal from-rags-to riches story, or will it be the end of a promising career? – Documentary – in production – ready for delivery: May 2017 – 85’ or 55’ or 50’
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