Continues Its Commercial Release across the Arab World
Mai Masri's 3000 Nights in Egyptian and Kuwaiti Theatres
After a successful tour in international film festivals receiving four awards, which was followed by a commercial run in Arab theatres, MAD Solutions revealed the news on the release of Mai Masri's feature film 3000 Nights in Egypt and Kuwait. Starting Thursday, April 7th, 3000 Nights will be screened at Cinescape in Kuwait, and starting Wednesday, April 20th, the film will be screened at Zawya Cinema in Cairo, Egypt.
This comes after the film's successful commercial run in Palestinian and Jordanian theatres. 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 several 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 8thWomen'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. The film was also screened in the US within at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California.
The film had a theatrical release in Nablus and Ramallah, Palestine in January and during the premiere, director Mai Masri was awarded six honorary shields from The Ministry of Culture, An-Najah National University, The Civil Society of Nablus Governorate (CSNG) and Al Masri Family the Association of liberated Palestinian Prisoners for her efforts in supporting the Palestinian cinema.
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 focusing on the humanity and resilience of ordinary people characterised 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), 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).