Just Days After its Release in Tunisia
MAD Solutions Releases Director Mai Masri's 3000 Nights in the UAE
MAD Solutions is set to release 3000 Nights, Jordan's official submission to the 2017 Academy Awards, in the UAE on Thursday, 24 November at VOX Cinemas just days following its release in Tunisia.
3000 Nights has won 17 international awards so far, most recent of which was at the 27th Carthage Film Festival, where the film won the Bronze Tanit within the Feature Film Competition (5000 TND) and the Screenplay Prize for a feature film within the Official Competition (5000 TND).
Most recently, 3000 Nights won the Kantara France Bleu RCFM and the Hors les Murs awards at the Festival du Film et des Cultures Méditerranéennes in Bastia. Palestinian actress Maisa Abdelhadi won the Best Actress Award for her role in the film at the closing ceremony of the 2nd Mediterranean Film Festival of Annaba (FAFM) in Algeria. Likewise, 3000 Nights has won the Best Feature Film Award and the Audience Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden, the Audience Award at the Arab Camera Festival in Rotterdam, and another Audience Award at the Mizna's Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in Minnesota, USA.
The film won: the Tao Edu Young Prize at Taormina Film Festival in Italy, 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 also won the Special Jury Award at Washington, DC International Film Festival (Filmfest DC), the Jury Award at the 8th Women's International Film and Television Showcase (The WIFTS), USA the Meeting Point Audience Award at the 60th Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain, as well as the Youth Jury Award and the Women's Jury Award at the Paysages des Cineastes in France.
The film's world premiere was held at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and it was also screened in the US within the Palm Springs International Film Festival in California. The film competed also at Busan International Film Festival in South Korea and had a series of full-house screenings at BFI London Film Festival and Rotterdam Arab Film Festival.
3000 Nights is a co-production between Jordan, Palestine, France, UAE, Qatar and Lebanon. MAD Solutions is in charge of the distribution of the film in the Arab world. 3000 Nights tells the story of a young Palestinian school teacher who gives birth to her son in an Israeli prison, where she fights to protect him, survive and maintain hope. The film stars Maisa Abdelhadi, Nadera Omran, Raida Adon, Rakeen Saad, Abeer Haddad, Anahid Fayad, Haifa Al Agha, Khitam Edelbi and Hana Chamoun.
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 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), 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).
Screening Venues of 3000 Nights in the UAE as of Thursday, Nov 24
VOX YAS Mall
VOX Mall of the Emirates
VOX Fujairah City Center