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PG-13| 1 hr. 46 min.

Plot Summary
In 1948, a woman named Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass) transforms her father's home into an orphanage and school for Palestinian children, naming it the Dar al-Tifel Institute. Many years later, a teenager named Miral (Freida Pinto), who has grown up immersed in the institute's peaceful ways, goes to a refugee camp as a teacher. When she falls in love with a zealous political activist, Miral must choose between violence and the peaceful path that her mentor, Mama Hind, taught her.

Cast: Hiam Abbass , Freida Pinto , Yasmine Al Massri , Ruba Blal , Alexander Siddig , Omar Metwally , Willem Dafoe , Vanessa Redgrave

Director: Julian Schnabel

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Weinstein Co.

Miral (2010)

Release Date: March 25th, 2011|1 hr. 46 min.

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  • Rendered nearly unwatchable by overblown close-ups and an unrelenting shaky-cam. show more

  • Bogged down by speechifying and a plodding pace, Miral is well-intentioned but doesn't achieve the searing emotional resonance suggested by the story. show more

  • Any film as politically specific as Miral needs to be addressed on two levels, as a movie and as, from a certain viewpoint, a polemic. If a viewer can separate one from the other - and some may not - there's an intense, novelistic drama here. show more

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