Starring: Hiam Abbass, Freida Pinto, Yasmine Al Massri, Alexander Siddig, Ruba Blal, Willem Dafoe, Vanessa Redgrave
Miral is a red flower. It grows on the side of the road. You've probably seen millions of them. Based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by Rula Jebreal, Julian Schnabel's "Miral" is a poignant and powerful drama that chronicles nearly four decades of change in the Middle East, told entirely from the unique perspective of a young Palestinian girl named Miral. Beginning in the late 1940s, just as the State of Israel is born, the film introduces us to three different women whose destinies are forged by the seismic shifts that occur when Palestine is subsumed by this new Israeli nation. These women, each of whom is given her own introductory chapter at the beginning of the film, are Miral's mother, aunt and surrogate mother. But, it is Miral herself, a thinly-veiled version of author/screenwriter Jebreal, who emerges as the true protagonist - a constantly evolving character who inherits qualities from each of her forbears, learns from their experiences, and eventually becomes a woman strong enough and wise enough to remember - and write - this epic story of a divided country.
Deleted Scenes, Feature Commentary With Director Julian Schnabel And Producer Jon Kilik.
"The Making Of 'Miral'", Julian Schnabel Studio Tour, Filmmaker Q&A.
Yasmine Al Massri,
|Studio Name:||Anchor Bay Entertainment|
|Blu-ray Release Date:||01/03/2012|
|Run Time (in minutes):||112 minutes|
|Audio Tracks:||AC, DTS-HD Master Audio|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.18|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44|
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