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Miral

Miral
  • 2010
  • France/Israel/Italy/India
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Julian Schnabel
  • Written by: Rula Jebreal
  • Cast: Hiam Abbass, Freida Pinto, Yasmine Al Massri, Ruba Jebreal, Alexander Siddig, Omar Metwally, Stella Schnabel, Willem Defoe, Vanessa Redgrave

Overambitious and clunky political piece charting the story of young Miral (Pinto) growing up in the wake of the first Arab-Israeli conflict, whose staunch political principles bring her into conflict both with her family and her own ambitions.

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Miral

30 Nov 20103 stars

Meandering narrative and clunky dialogue spoil visually disappointing potted history

(12A) 112min Artist Julian Schnabel has made a habit of turning real life subjects into difficult, provocative films. At his best, Schnabel is able to entwine the neo-expressionist aesthetic of his gallery work with cinematic narratives to stunning…

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