Screening of “Omar” – October 1st 2014


Screening on Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
•   Year: 2013
•   Country: Palestine
•   Running time: 96 min.
•   Cassification: (15)
•   Watch a clip here
Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards and winner of Best Feature Film at the 2013 Asian Pacific Screen Awards.
Summary: Comments:
"Omar is a Palestinian baker who routinely climbs over the separation wall to meet up with his girl Nadja. By night, he's either a freedom fighter or a terrorist — you decide — ready to risk his life to strike at the Israeli military with his childhood friends Tarek and Amjad.
Arrested after the killing of an Israeli soldier and tricked into an admission of guilt by association, he agrees to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game. Is he playing his Israeli handler  or will he really betray his cause? And who can he trust on either side?." –
"It's complex web of betrayal, love, fear, bravery, and paranoia could be anywhere two sides are facing off in a morally and politically complex situation, especially where one side is a guerrilla uprising, the other an established government.
It could be Ireland and the IRA, or South Africa in the more militant days of the ANC. The beauty and terror of Abu-Assad's film is that it's about people not ideology. And the reality that people on both sides are capable of great good and great evil, often for reasons personal as much as political. "–
Screening on October 1st 2014, Wednesday
Starting time 7:45pm at Leytonstone Library
Church Lane, E11 1HG, London. See map
Entrance £5 (£4 all concessions)
Check disabled access options availabe here.
Note: If the main gates are closed (usually after 8pm) then entrance to the library will be through the disabled access door, which is located a few metres away on the left of the main gates.

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