Continuing Its Commercial Release across the Arab World
MAD Solutions Releases 3000 Nights in Jordanian Theatres
MAD Solutions has revealed the news of releasing Mai Masri's feature film 3000 Nights in Amman and Irbid, Jordan. This comes after the film's successful commercial run in Palestinian theatres with full house screenings and its multiple award-winning festival tours worldwide. Starting Thursday, March 31st, 3000 Nights will be screened at Prime Cinemas in Baraka Mall, Amman, and Prime Cinemas in
Irbid City Center, Irbid, and starting Tuesday, April 1st, the film will be screened at Rainbow Art House Cinema, Amman.
3000 Nights' release in Jordan takes the audience to the film's shooting location as it was shot in an abandoned old military prison in Az-Zarqā, in the northeast of Amman.
Set to expand for a wider theatrical release across further Arab countries, 3000 Nights won the Youth Jury Award at the International Film Festival and Forum for Human Rights, Switzerland and the Audience Award at The Annonay International Film Festival in France. The film's screening night was attended by more than 400 spectators, who gave an overwhelming standing-ovation that lasted for minutes.
Back in October 31st 2015, Mai Masri's film won the Meeting Point Audience Award at the 60th
Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain. In less than a 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. 3000 Nights competed at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and had a full-house screening at BFI London Film Festival. The film was also screened at the US within the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.
A Palestinian co-production between France, Jordan, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon, MAD Solutions is in charge of the distribution of the film in the Arab world.
3000 Nights stars Maisa Abdelhadi, Nadera Omran, Raida Adon, Rakeen Saad, Abeer Haddad, Anahid Fayad, Haifa Al Agha, Khitam Edelbi and Hana Chamoun. The film tells the story of a Palestinian school teacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope.
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 rich and extensive filmography includes many documentaries characterized with humanistic elements, through which she won over 60 awards at international film festivals, such as Under the Rubble (1983), Wild Flowers: Women of South Lebanon (1986), WarGeneration Beirut (1998), Children of Fire (1990), Suspended Dreams (1992), Children of Shatila (1998), Hanan Ashrawi: A Woman of her Time (1995), FrontiersofDreams and Fears (2001),
Beirut Diaries: Truth, Lies and Videos (2006) and 33Days (2007).