Palestine nominates ‘Eyes of a Thief’ for 2015 Oscars
Eyes of a Thief, which also stars Algerian singer and actress Soad Massi, has been nominated by the Palestinian Ministry of Culture
Palestinian-Jordanian Najwa Najjar’s film starring Egyptian actor Khaled Abu el-Naga has been nominated by Palestine as its Academy Awards entry for this year, al-Ahram Online reported.
"Eyes of a Thief," which also stars Algerian singer and actress Soad Massi, has been nominated by the Palestinian Culture Ministry to compete for the "Best Foreign Language" category at the 2015 Academy Awards, or Oscars.
Out of every country’s nominations, the Foreign Language Film Committee at the Academy will select five films to compete for the coveted award.
The Committee selected Palestine’s entry last year, admitting Hany Abu-Assad’s Omar into the competition.
Based on a true story, "Eyes of Thief" tells the story of Tarek, a Palestinian recently released from an Israeli prison who returns to his hometown to find his daughter missing. Amid realizing the transformation his town has undergone, the film narrates the reality of a contemporary Palestinian society.
"Eyes of a Thief" premiered in September in Ramallah, occupied West Bank.
Najjar’s first full-length feature film "Pomegranates and Myrrh" premiered at the Dubai International Festival in 2008.
Earlier this week, Egypt nominated Mohammad Khan's "Factory Girl" in the same category.