Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now) returns with this action-packed Oscar®-nominated love story set against the backdrop of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Omar (Adam Bakri) is a charismatic young Palestinian living in the West Bank who routinely climbs over the towering Israeli security wall to visit his friends Tarek (Iyad Hoorani) and Amjad (Samer Bisharat), not to mention the beautiful Nadia (Leem Lubany). Less out of political conviction than as a way to regain some power in their powerless lives, Omar, Tarek and Amjad shoot and kill an Israeli soldier. Omar is arrested and tortured, tricked into an admission of guilt, and forced to work as an informant. So begins a dangerous game – who can he trust on either side? At once a tender love story and a cat-and-mouse thriller, Omar is a powerful tale about the moral choices being faced by both sides of a conflict that shows no signs of letting up.
Tom Sperlinger, Director of Lifelong Learning, English, at the University of Bristol, who is writing a book in teaching in Palestine that includes thinking about youth and the wall, will introduce the Mon 2 June 18:00 screening of the film. After the film join us for Conversations About Cinema, an informal discussion in the Café/Bar from 19:45 – your ticket for this screening will give you 10% off drinks and items from our shared menu. This event is presented in partnership with the University of Bristol.
Ticket prices: Screenings before 16:00: £5.50 full/£4.00 concs. Screenings after 16:00: £8.00 full/£6.50 concs. Visit Watershed or go online, to buy tickets.