A Jewish Director Documents the Palestinian ExperiencePosted: November 2, 2010
Director Julian Schnabel’s new movie “Miral” has made waves at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals and is scheduled for release stateside in 2011. It’s based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Rula Jebreal (who also wrote the screenplay), and portrays the lives of Palestinians during the events of 1947-48 through the First Intifada in 1987.
From what I’m hearing, it’s getting fairly so-so reviews, but it’s still pretty unprecedented for a major film feature to focus on this subject matter. Click here for an interview with Schnabel (whose previous films include one of my all-time favorites, “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.”)