Cinema Releases - When I Saw You

When I Saw You
1967. The world is alive and ripe with possibility--new music, style, hope. But in Jordan, thousands of refugees from Palestine are held waiting for their right to return to their homeland. Amidst this, a young boy yearns to be reunited with his father. Restlessly cooped up in the refugee camp, he secretly sets out on his own, and along the way, attaches himself to a group of young freedom fighters who take him under their wing. Together, they embark on a journey of adventure, driven by an unshakable resolve to be free.
Following on the acclaimed Salt of this Sea, writer and director Annemarie Jacir proves with When I Saw You that she has become a leader in Palestinian contemporary cinema. This heartfelt and moving film, Palestine's entry for the 2013 Academy Awards, is suffused with a distinct sense of this revolutionary time and place.

World Premiere, Toronto Film Festival 2012
Forum, Berlin Film Festival 2013
Opening Film, Birds Eye view Film Festival, London 2013
NETPAC award for Best Asian Film at the Berlin International Film Festival
Winner Audience Award Amiens Int. Film Festival
Winner SIGNIS Award for Best Film Amiens Int. Film Festival
Nomination Best Children's Film - ASIAN PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS
Palestine’s 2013 OSCAR ENTRY for Foreign Language Film
Nomination YOUNG ARTIST AWARD for Leading Performance in Foreign Film
Winner Special Jury Prize  - Oran Festival of Arab Cinema
Winner - Tunisian Film Critics Don Quixote Award – Carthage Int. Film Festival
Winner Jury Prize  - Cairo Int. Film Festival

Best Arab Film - Abu Dhabi Film Festival

Best Picture World Cinema - Phoenix International Film Festival


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