Drama - Development 2008

& Awards

La Biennale di Venezia - Venice FF 2010
Abu Dhabi FF 2010
Narrative Feature Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • ITALY
    • Writer(s)
    • Claudio FAVA, Monica ZAPELLI, Rula JEBREAL
    • Synopsis
    • MIRAL is the powerful tale of the shattered spirits of young Palestinians, torn between a need for ideals and a dream of peace, as narrated by the author through her experiences.
      Miral is the name of a Palestinian girl who lives in Israel and is welcomed in the orphanage-institute founded by Hind Hussein, a woman with a magnificent spirit and energy, member of one of Jerusalem’s most powerful Arab families. Miral’s aunt is responsible for a horrible crime, so to spare her a staggering future, her father changes her name to Miral and distances’ her from the rest of the family.
      In the institute, Miral passionately follows the events that will lead to the Camp David agreement, and participates in rallies for the palestinian cause. In one of these rallies, a girl she had convinced to participate in the event looses her life. Hind Hussein will distance Miral from extremism and violence, and upon her death, the girl will leave her country: she will continue her battles but from afar, enough to ensure the necessary detachment.