Huda’s Salon (2022)

Director: Hany Abu-Assad Run Time: 91 min. Rating: R Release Year: 2022

Starring: Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Manal Awad, Samer Bisharat

Country: Palestine, Egypt, Netherlands, Qatar
Language: Arabic

About the film:

Official Selection of Toronto Film Festival 2021. Reem, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people.

“a tightly conceived political thriller… that respects — or perhaps a better word is “reveres” — the perspective of women”

—Lovia Gyarkye for The Hollywood Reporter

About the filmmaker:

Hany Abu-Assad is a Palestinian film director known for his hard-hitting stories. He received Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film for his 2005 Berlin multi-prize winner Paradise Now and for his Cannes 2013 Special Jury Prize winner Omar. His other projects include Rana’s Wedding, The Courier, Nazareth 2000, The Idol, and his English-language debut, The Mountain Between Us.

His eighth film, Huda’s Salon, is based on true events. Read more from the filmmaker.

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