Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar at last year’s Academy Awards (where it narrowly missed out to Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty), Palestinian director Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar (2013) follows the story of an honest baker who becomes a freedom fighter against occupying Israeli forces. To celebrate the long-awaited home entertainment release of Omar this coming Monday (6 October), we have THREE DVD copies of Abu-Assad’s deeply topical drama to give away to our loyal and returning readers, kindly provided by the team at UK distributor Soda Pictures. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at facebook.com/CineVueUK or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.
Omar (Adam Bakri) is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to cross the separation wall to visit his secret love, Nadia (Leem Lubany). But occupied Palestine knows neither simple love nor clear-cut war. On the other side of the wall, the sensitive young baker becomes a freedom fighter who must face painful choices about life and manhood. When Omar is captured after a deadly act of resistance, he falls into a cat-and-mouse game with the military police. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his longtime trust with accomplices and childhood friends Amjad (Samer Bisharat) and Tarek (Iyad Hoorani), Nadia’s militant brother. Omar’s feelings quickly become as torn apart as the Palestinian landscape.
What was the title of Omar director Hany Abu-Assad’s 1998 feature debut?
a) Het 14e kippetje
b) Paradise Now
c) Rana’s Wedding
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Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar is released on DVD and Blu-ray from Monday 6 October, courtesy of UK distributor Soda Pictures.
This competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 9 October 2014.
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