In Cinemas for only One Week
3000 Nights Commercially Releases in Nablus, Palestine
Mai Masri's feature film 3000 Nights is currently having a theatrical release in Nablus, Palestine, where the film will screen for only one week; from January 15th till January 22nd in Cinema City. This comes a few days following the film's premiere in Ramallah with the attendance of the Palestinian Minister of Culture Ehab Bseiso and the filmmakers.
Held on Friday 15 January, the premiere witnessed huge attendance by audiences and several women who experienced imprisonment in Israeli prisons and a number of activists interested in national and institutional events from inside and outside Nablus. During the premiere, director Mai Masri was awarded three honorary shields from An-Najah National University, The Civil Society of Nablus
Governorate (CSNG) and Al Masri Family for her efforts in supporting the Palestinian cinema.
Following its US premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival in California which ended its activities on January 11th, it is planned to release 3000 Nights soon in Arab theatres.
On October 31st, Mai Masri's film 3000 Nights won the Meeting Point Audience Award at the 60th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain where the audience rated the film 4.297 out of 5 and. In an official statement the festival acknowledged that the film "received the warmest acclaim from the audience". In less than one week following this, 3000 Nights received the Jury Award at the 8th Women's International Film and Television Showcase (The WIFTS), USA.
Since the film's world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, 3000 Nights has been well received in film events. The film competed at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and had a full-house screening at BFI London Film Festival.
A Palestinian co-production between France, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, 3000 Nights stars Maisa Abdelhadi and Nadera Omran. The film tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
MAD Solutions is in charge of the international distribution of the film and May Odeh handles the Palestinian.
Mai Masri is a Palestinian filmmaker. She studied film at UC Berkeley and San Francisco State University (USA) where she graduated with a BA degree. Her filmography includes; Under the Rubble(1983), Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon (1986), War Generation Beirut (1998), Children of Fire (1990), Suspended Dreams (1992), Children of Shatila (1998), Hanan Ashrawi: A Woman of her Time (1995), Frontiers of Dreams and Fears (2001), Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Videos (2006) and 33 Days (2007).