3000 NUITS

Directed by : Mai Masri

Mentions spéciales : The TaoEdu youth Award au Festival International de Taormina, Italie 2016, Prix du Jury de la Jeunesse et Prix du Jury des Femmes au Festival Paysages de Cinéastes 2016, Prix de la Meilleure Interprête pour Maisa Abd Elhadi au Festival d'Annaba du Film Méditerranéen, Best Screenplay and Bronze Award au Festival du Film de Carthage 2016, Prix du Film Engagé au Festival du Film de Muret 2016, Prix de la Meilleure Actrice au Dhaka Film Festival 2017

Layal, a young, newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher, is arrested on false accusations and sentenced to eight years in prison. She is transferred to an Israeli high-security women’s prison, where she encounters a terrifying world in which Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated with Israeli criminals. When Layal discovers she is pregnant, the prison director pressures her to abort the baby and spy on the Palestinian inmates. Resilient however, and still in chains, Layal gives birth to a baby boy. Through her struggle to raise her son behind bars and her relationship with the other prisoners, she manages to find a sense of hope and meaning to her life. When prison conditions deteriorate and the Palestinian women decide to strike, the prison director warns Layal against joining in and threatens to take her son away. In a moment of truth, Layal is forced to make a choice that will change her life forever.

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With : Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadera Omran, Abeer Haddad & Zais Qoda

Author : Mai Masri

Photography : Gilles Porte

Sound : Chadi Roukoz, Raja Dubayah & Rana Eid

Manager of production : Khalil Harb & Martin Bertier

Editing : Michèle Tyan

Original soundtrack : Sherif Sehnaoui

Mixage : Florent Lavallée

Producer : Les Films d’Ici, Nour & Orjouane Productions

Executive producer : Sabine Sidawi Hamdan & Ossama Bawardi

Partners : CNC/Institut Français/Ministère des affaires étrangères – Aide aux Cinémas du monde,Fonds Francophone de Production Audiovisuelle du Sud, Arab Fund for Art and Culture & Palestinian Ministry of Culture

Length : 103'

Format : DCP, HDCAM


International sales : Intramovies

Distributor : JHR Films

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