release date October 05 2022
HUDA’S SALON Screens at Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival, Canada
Feature film HUDA’S SALON by Hany Abu-Assad screens on Sunday, October 9th at 7:00 PM (GMT-4), Canada time, as part of the 10th Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival, Canada (Oct. 7th-9th)
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HUDA’S SALON will open the Middle East Now Festival, in Florence, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7:00PM. It received a Special Jury Prize at Tetouan Mediterranean Film Festival and Beirut International Women Film Festival. The film's leading actress, Maisa Abd Elhadi, won the Best Actress award at the Arab Cinema Center's Critics Awards for Arab Films.
HUDA’S SALON had several commercial international screenings in US cinemas and joined ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema Festival in the USA. It world premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and was screened at Nashville Film Festival in the USA and Valladolid International Film Festival in Spain. The film landed its Arab world premiere at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia and opened the Reel Palestine Film Festival. 
HUDA’S SALON garnered international critical acclaim from the world’s leading media. 
 “This is a return to form and to more familiar territory for Abu-Assad,” wrote Wendy Ide in Screendaily.
HUDA’S SALON” doesn’t waste a second... zooming from easy chatter to absolutely horrifying drama,” noted Erbland in IndeWire
“Nearly every scene takes the form of a single unbroken shot, a technique that sometimes pulls you in and sometimes merely calls attention to its own virtuosity,” explained The Los Angeles Times. 
According to Variety, Manal Awad embodied Huda's escalating situation during the investigation scene with wisdom and calmness."
Based on real events, HUDA’S SALON is a heart-racing, entertaining feminist thriller, where two women fight for their freedom. Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem for a haircut and an attentive ear. However, this ordinary visit turns sour after Huda puts Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her into working for the occupiers’ secret agency, and betraying her people.
Written and directed by Hany Abu-Assad, HUDA’S SALON stars Ali Suliman, Manal Awad, and Maisa Abd Elhadi. The film is produced by H&A Production (Hany Abu-Assad and Amira Diab), Film Clinic (Mohamed Hefzy), and co-produced by MAD Solutions (Maher Diab and Alaa Karkouti), and Lagoonie Film Production (Shahinaz El Akkad), with Daniel Ziskind of Film Clinic serving as co-producer. The film is also co-produced by Key Films, Cocoon, and Philistine Films. MEMENTO INTERNATIONAL manages worldwide distribution, while MAD Solutions and Lagoonie Film Production manage distribution in the Arab world.
About the director
Palestinian screenwriter and director Hany Abu-Assad is one of the most eminent Arab directors. His filmography includes several exceptional Arab films that received widespread international acclaim, including PARADISE NOW (2005), which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film and won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, and OMAR (2013), which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.  
In 2017, Abu-Assad directed his first Hollywood feature THE MOUNTAINS BETWEEN US, starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba, which opened the 39th edition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF). His most recent feature film is HUDA'S SALON.