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Rana's Wedding (2002)
"Al qods fee yom akhar" (original title)

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About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Clara Khoury ...
Khalifa Natour ...
Ismael Dabbag ...
Walid Abed Elsalam ...
Marriage Official
Zuher Fahoum ...
Abu Siad, Rana's father
Bushra Karaman ...
Rana's grandmother
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgina Asfour ...
Mary
Manal Awad ...
Alia
Nasrin Buqa'i ...
Samira
Houda Imam
Sami Metwasi ...
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About a Palestinian girl of 17 who wants to get married to the man of her own choosing. Rana wakes up one morning to an ultimatum delivered by her father: she must either choose a husband from a preselected list of men, or she must leave Palestine for Egypt with her father by 4:00 that afternoon. With ten hours to find her boyfriend in occupied Jerusalem, she sneaks out of her father's house at daybreak to find her forbidden love Khalil (Natour). Written by [Excerpted from the MFA Film Calendar.]

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Rana: They're demolishing a house on the day I want to build one.
Mary: Don't worry, we'll rebuild it tommorrow.
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Daily Life Goes On Under Foreign Occupation
19 September 2003 | by (Washington DC) – See all my reviews

I will long remember the acting of Clara Khoury in the main role in this film. I do not know if she is a professional actress or not, but she could be. She acts beautifully with her eyes and facial expressions. Many of the greatest films in history especially by French and Italian filmmakers have used non-professional actors in their films. The film is especially valuable in showing the fact that normal everyday life can go on even under foreign occupation.

I admit to bias in favor of the Palestinians in their quest for freedom from Israeli occupation, but I actually thought this film was deeply moving as pure drama. The visual sweep of the film, the music and the deeply moving poetic fragment at the end were almost overwhelming.

I certainly hope that Kino Video or some such distributor of quality foreign films will pick this up for distribution, although I suspect certain influential political action committees might object.

Highly Recommended.


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