The Idol
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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
Status: (Post production)
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& Awards:
BFI London Film Festival
Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Won the UNESCO Award at Asia Pacific Screen Awards 2015
Audience Award at Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) 2015
Nominated to the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Narrative at the Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival

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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