Amreeka (2009) (IC)
Release Date: February 16, 2010.
"Funny and playful... beautifully written and directed."
Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times.
Amreeka chronicles the adventures of Muna, a single mother who leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promised land of small town Illinois. In America, as her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle. -- (C) Seville Pictures, 2009, USA/United Arab Emirates/Canada/Kuwait/Jordan.
Starring Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Jenna Kawar, Selena Haddad.
Directed by Cherien Dabis.
Sundance Film Festival, Official Selection.
Cannes Film Festival (2009), Winner, Fipresci Prize & Critics Prize.
Genre/Subject: Drama, About Family, International, Staff Picks.
Audio: English, French.
Run Time: 96 minutes.
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