Extended for One More Week in Cinemas
3000 Nights Is a Full-House at Nablus, Palestine
After the overwhelming success in Nablus, Palestine, Mai Masri's feature film 3000 Nights will have its theatrical release extended for one more week in the Palestinian city. The film's premiere and screenings unprecedentedly witnessed a huge turnout that the "full house" sign was raised for the first time in the history of Nablus. Previously, it was announced that the film is being screened for only one week till Friday, January 22nd at Cinema City.
During the premiere night, 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. On the other hand, the premiere witnessed massive attendance by audiences including several women who experienced imprisonment in Israeli prisons, in addition to a number of activists interested in national and institutional events from inside and outside Nablus.
Following its US premiere at Palm Springs International Film Festival in California, which ended its activities on January 11th, 3000 Nights is planned to expand for a wider theatrical release across further Arab countries.
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).