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15-23 MARCH 2016

Ave Maria

A family of religious Israeli settlers has their car break down in a rural area of the West Bank and they must seek the help of five nuns to get back home.

 

The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 88th Academy Awards in 2016.

Director: Basil Khalil

Country: Palestine

Runtime: 15mins

“CHARMING, FUNNY, BEAUTIFULLY MADE SHORT FILM.” Nina Rothe; Huffington Post. READ MORE

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Award winning director Basil Khalil was born and raised in Nazareth, to a Palestinian father and British mother. After studying for an MA at Screen Academy Scotland, in Edinburgh, Basil worked on a number of television productions in London. In 2011 Basil was featured by Screen International Magazine as one of "top 10 Arab filmmakers to watch"

Follow Basil:

Facebook: AveMariafilm

Twitter: @basilk

Screening with Middle Eastern Shorts

Bahrain: Al Riwaq @ Views Bahrain| 18 March | 7:30 PM

Qatar: Katara Art Center | 19 March | 7 PM

Kuwait: CAP | 23 March | 7 PM