Screening date:28-11-2015 -- 20:30
Eyes of a Thief
Based in part on an incident that took place in Wadi al-Haramieh ("Valley of the Thieves") from which the film takes its title, the story focuses on a water engineer, Tareq, who has just been released from jail.He sets out in search of his daughter, who is said to be in an orphanage in the town of Sebastia. As secrets are uncovered, Tareq's hidden past is revealed and light is shed on the complex nature of contemporary Palestinian society.
Production: Hani Kort, Najwa Najjar, (AARC/Algérie, Ustura Films/Palestine, Mact productions/France)
Contact: Hani Kort
Director: Najwa Najjar
Cinematography: Tobias Datum
Editing: Patricia Rommel, Eyas Salman, Panos Voutsaras, Xavier Box
Music : Tamer Karawan
Original Songs: Souad Massi
Cast: Khaled Abol Naga, Souad Massi, Suheil Haddad, Malak Ermili
Fiction - 98'
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Writer/director Najwa Najjar received a BA in political science/economics and a Masters in film/video in the USA. Her debut feature film Pomegranates and Myrrh picked up 10 international awards, sold worldwide and was released theatrically and screened at over 80 international festivals. She founded Ustura Film with Hani E Kort in 1996. Najjar now lives in Palestine.
2008 : Pomegranates and Myrrh
2006 : Yasmine's Song
2004 : They Came from the East
2004 : Blue Gold
2002 : A Boy Called… Mohammed
2001 : Jawhar Al Silwan (Quintessence of Oblivion)
1999 : Naim & Wadee'a