The Idol (2015)
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Synopsis
Recounting the story of Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf's rise to fame as he won the 2013 Arab Idol competition, The Idol film traces the ten-year-old MohamadAssaf and his elder sister, twelve-year-old Nour, who are bonded by a shared obsession with music. Together, theyscheme to find ways to buy musical instruments and start a band with their friends Ashraf and Omar. The first to realize that her brother has a special talent for singing, Nour pushes the band to dream big and practice tirelessly. When the harsh reality of life in Gaza catches up with them, she remains a driving force, urging her brother to defy obstacles and share his gift with the world.

Genre: Biography
Starring: Qais Atallah, Hiba Atallah, Ahmad Qassim, Abdel karim Abu Baraka, and Tawfeek Barhom
Written by:Sameh Zoabi and Hany Abu-Assad
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Producer: Ali Jafar and Amira Diab, Film Clinic, MBC Group, Cactus World Films, Full Moon Productions, Idol Film Production, KeyFilm, Mezza Terra Media ,September Film

Festivals:
BFI London Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

Awards:
Audience Award at the Dubai International Film Festival
UNESCO Award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards

Reviews:
http://variety.com/2015/film/festivals/the-idol-review-hany-abu-assad-toronto-film-festival-1201591860/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/27/movies/the-idol-review.html?referrer=google_kp&_r=0
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/idol-ya-tayr-el-tayer-822735

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