THE IDOL (PG)

Date Time
Tues 20th September 7.45pm
Weds 21st September 7.45pm

Dir: Hany Abu-Assad | Netherlands/UK/ Qatar/Argentina/Palestine | 2015 | 99 mins | Spanish/Arabic w/English subtitles
Cast: Tawfeek Barhom, Ahmed Al Rokh, Hiba Attalah

Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) directs this moving, defiantly uplifting biopic of Muhammad Assaf, the Gazan wedding singer who became a worldwide TV sensation in 2013. Growing up in battle-scarred Gaza, Muhammad dreams of musical stardom. In his twenties – now struck by tragedy, and desperate to transcend the troubled place of his birth – he enters Arab Idol, hoping against all odds to win.

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