aka 3000 Layla First screened in September 2015
Director: Mai Masri. Cast: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, Raida Adon, Rakeen Saad, Hana Chamoun, Izabel Ramadan, Anahid Fayyad, Abeer Zeibak Haddad, Khitam Edelbi, Laura Hawa, Zaid Qoda, Haifa Al-Agha, Ahmad Al Omari, Karim Saleh, Eman Hayel, Hussein Nakhleh, George Khleifi. Screenplay: Mai Masri. Twitter Capsule:
Stirring drama inside Israeli women's prison, with mostly Palestinian inmates. Gutsy takes on solidarity, maternalism.
Potent even when it conforms to expectations, but even more thrilling when it sidesteps them. Not yet a huge stylistic risk-taker, but still has plenty of edges.