The Idol

  • Tues Mar 21
    7:00
The Idol

intro by CU professor Deborah Starr (NES)

director:
Hany Abu-Assad
cast:
Tawfeek Barhom, Kais Attalah, Hiba Attalah

Mohammed Assaf and his sister Nour are aspiring musicians living in Gaza with a dream to compete on the TV show “Arab Idol.” Auditions for the most popular show in the Arab world are being held in Cairo, but borders are closed. It might take them a lifetime to get there but, as Mohammed will find out, some dreams are worth living for. In Arabic and Spanish.

website: adoptfilms.com/the-idol

Ithaca premiere
format
DCP color
runtime
1 hour 35 minutes
release year/country
2016 Palestine
subtitled