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    Hany Abu-Assad’s ‘The Idol’: Go Behind The Scenes of the New Biopic - Watch

    The film will have a limited U.S. release beginning May 6th.

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    Could This Crowdpleaser From Gaza Land an Oscar Nomination?

    Hany Abu-Assad shares his experience telling the true story of Palestinian cultural icon Mohammed Assaf in "The Idol."

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    Watch: New Trailer for 'The Idol' Shows Everything But Singing

    Hany Abu-Assad's latest film, which premiered at TIFF 2015, is the story behind the dream of a singing competition.

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    Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Doha – Arrival and Opening Night “The Idol”

    Speaking in Doha with producers Ali Jaafar, Amira Diab in the patio of Al Jazeera Press Center I was given an in-depth look at the origin of this production which will be seen across the Arab lands both theatrically and through MBC.

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    Adopt Films Acquires Hany Abu-Assad's 'The Idol'

    The two-time Palestinian-based Oscar nominee's TIFF premiere has landed US distribution.

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    'The Idol' Director Hany Abu-Assad on Making a Movie Without Cultural Barriers

    Adopt Films releasing "The Idol" in US theaters May 6. "The Idol" gives a human voice to the Palestinian dilemma without being political or religious. It’s pure heart.

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    Omar

    A deft blending of thriller and romance, "Omar" invokes everything from film noir to Shakespeare.

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    Review: 2014 Best Foreign Film Oscar Nominee 'Omar'

    The title character of Hany Abu-Assad’s “Omar” is played by Adam Bakri. Fair-skinned, with a slight overbite and an easy smile spread over a skinny face, he’s a likable onscreen presence, and when he makes doe eyes at coquettish Nadja (Leem Lubany), you see the blossoming of true love. It’s the sort...

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