Iman, a young newly-wed Palestinian schoolteacher, is arrested and incarcerated in a top-security Israeli prison where she gives birth to a baby boy. As she struggles to survive and raise her child behind bars, she is torn between her instinct as a mother and the difficult decisions she must make. Through her relationship with the other prisoners - both Palestinian and Israeli - she finds the time and space to reflect, develop and mature as a young woman.
Directed by Mai Masri
Palestine/France/Jordan/Lebanon/United Arab Emirates/Qatar, 2015, Fiction | 103 minutes, Drama
Executive Producers: Sabine Sidawi (Orjouane Productions, Beirut), Mai Masri (Nour Productions, Beirut), Charlotte Uzu (Les Films d'Ici, Paris) Producers: Sabine Sidawi (Lebanon), Mai Masri (Palestine), Charlotte Uzu (Lebanon)
Foreign Title: 3000 Layla Director: Mai Masri Countries of Production: Palestine/France/Jordan/Lebanon/United Arab Emirates/Qatar Year of presentation: 2015 Language(s): Arabic, Hebrew Runtime: 103 minutes Rating: 14A Production Company: Orjouane Productions / Nour Productions / Les Films d'Ici 2 Executive Producers: Sabine Sidawi, Mai Masri, Charlotte Uzu Producers: Sabine Sidawi, Mai Masri, Charlotte Uzu Screenplay: Mai Masri Cinematographer: Gilles Porte Editor: Michele Tyan Production Designer: Hussein Baydoun Sound: Chadi Roukoz, Raja Dubayah Music: Sharif Sehnaoui
CAST Maisa Abd Elhadi Nadira Omran Rakeen Saad Raeda Adon Abeer Hadad Anaheed Fayyad Haifa Agha Khitam Edelbi Hana Chamoun Izabel Ramadan Laura Hawwa Ahmad Al-Omari Karim Saleh Yussef Abu-Warda Eman Hayel George Khleifi Hussein Nakhleh Zaid Qada'
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2015 | London Film Festival, UK * Official selection * Screening: October 15 whatson.bfi.org.uk/lff/Online/default.asp
2015 | 40th Festival de Toronto | 10-20 Sept 2015, Canada * Selection - Contemporary World Cinema * Première Mondiale / World Premiere * Screening: Sat Sep 12, 9:45 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 10, SUBTITLED * Screening: Mon Sep 14, 9:45 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 10, SUBTITLED * Screening: Sat Sep 19, 3:00 PM, Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 9, SUBTITLED http://tiff.net/festivals/festival15/contemporaryworldcinema/3000-nights
2011 | 21st Oslo Films from the South Film Festival - 1st edition ofThe Sørfond Forum 2011, OSLO, Norway * Pitching forum 2011 Director: Mai Masri (attending) www.filmfrasor.no/en/sorfond/sorfond/pitch-forum/3000-NIGHTS
2011 | Abu Dhabi Film Commission - Fifth edition of The Shasha Grant, september 2011 One of six Finalists for the 2011 Shasha Grant ($100,000 screenwriting competition whose winner is chosen by industry professionals from around the world). The Shasha Grant is an initiative by Abu Dhabi Film Commission that aims to support the development of Abu Dhabi as a regional production hub and to help Arab filmmakers tell their stories through film.
2011 | 2nd Interchange programme, May 2011 selected by TorinoFilmLab, Dubai International Film Festival and EAVE, realized with the aim of building cooperation between film professionals from Europe and the Arab World. Script consultants: Naji Abu Nowar (Jordan), Nadia Eliewat (Jordan) and Malak Quota (Saudi Arabia). http://www.torinofilmlab.it/newsletter/issue.php?id=198
2010 | Carthage Film Festival, Tunis, November 2010. Won a Grant Award for Best script