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Eran Kolirin to adapt Kashua’s 'Let It Be Morning'

7 July 2016 11:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Exclusive: Director of The Band’s Visit to explore dilemma of being a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship.

Eran Kolirin is gearing up to shoot an adaptation of Palestinian writer Sayed Kashua’s 2006 tragi-comic novel Let It Be Morning in early 2017.

The work explores the trademark themes of Kashua, who rose to fame in Israel and internationally for his Hebrew-language newspaper columns, novels and TV dramas about the complexity of being a Palestinian with Israeli citizenship.

Kolirin’s adaptation revolves around Sami, an urbane Palestinian accountant (rather than a journalist as per the novel) with Israeli citizenship who left his Arab home village years ago to take up a post in Jerusalem.

He is forced to re-assess his Palestinian roots and Israeli citizenship after he is trapped in his Arab home village when an Israeli army blockade is unexpectedly set up while he is attending a family wedding with his wife and young son.

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‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘Love, Nina,’ ‘Night Manager’ to Play at Berlin Film Festival

22 January 2016 11:06 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

London — Season two of “Better Call Saul,” “Love, Nina,” written by Nick Hornby, and Susanne Bier’s “The Night Manager,” based on John le Carre’s novel, are among the TV series selected for the Berlin Film Festival’s Berlinale Special Series program.

In the second season of “Better Call Saul,” Jimmy McGill perfects his idiosyncratic interpretation of the law, bringing him even more in sync with the simpatico, albeit shady character from “Breaking Bad.”

“Love, Nina” explores 1980s London through the eyes of a young woman. “It’s a subtle look back at a society clinging doggedly to its traditional class divisions,” the fest said. Faye Marsay and Helena Bonham Carter star.

Hugh Laurie and Tom Hiddleston topline in “The Night Manager,” in which Bier uses the current conflicts in the Middle East to set the background for a suspenseful game of cat and mouse.

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‘The Night Manager’ in 2016 Berlin TV strand

22 January 2016 10:13 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Six series from Denmark, Britain, Israel, Australia and the Us populate the line-up.

The six titles that will be shown in the 2016 Berlinale Special Series, the television offshoot of the Berlin Film Festival’s (Feb 11-21) Specials programme, have been revealed.

Amongst the line-up is Susanne Bier’s adaptation of John Le Carre’s spy thriller The Night Manager [pictured], which stars Hugh Laurie, Tom Hiddleston, Olivia Colman, Elizabeth Debicki and Tom Hollander and will be broadcast by the BBC in the UK and AMC in the USA.

Sj Clarkson’s Love, Nina, which has a script from Nick Hornby, is also on the list. The comedic miniseries stars Helena Bonham Carter, Jason Watkins, Joshua McGuire and 2015 Screen Star of Tomorrow Faye Marsay. The BBC will broadcast the series in the UK.

Breaking Bad spin-off Better Call Saul will have the international premiere of its second series at the festival.

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