Raghda teases Muna when he enters the car and the evening ends with music and dancing. After an incident at customs begins their exile badly, they join Muna’s sister and family in Illinois. When it comes, her son Fadi, an excellent student, convinces her they should go. She works at a bank about 15 minutes from the home she shares in Bethlehem with her mother. The issues are confronted eventually, but as Dabis recognises, only time, patience and resilience can provide the solution. Immigrant Life Mothers and Sons. His fuzzy, mother, simpleton bank clerk Muna, manages to ‘hide’ all their savings so as to lose everything before they land, thus totally dependent on her sister Raghda and brother in law, Nabeel Halaby MD.
May 13, Rating: In some ways the homesickness and ambivalence Muna, Fadi, and her sister, Raghda Hiam Abbass , feel is a typical stranger-in-a-strange-land trope. Nisreen Faour as Mouna Farah. Gotham Independent Film Awards Muna and Fadi come west at the outset of the US invasion of Iraq. Do the Oscars Need a Host? The scenes in the West Bank were shot on location in Ramallah while the portion of the film set in Illinois was shot in Winnipeg.
Please click the link below to receive your verification email. Thanks to the Israeli-policed checkpoints and that hideous concrete barrier, the trip to her office sometimes takes two hours.
After this, the mood lightens and things start to look bright for the family as they all enjoy a meal together. Sorry, we could not find your e-mail or password.
Order by newest oldest recommendations. Dec 18, Full Review…. At Home With Amy Sedaris. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Dabis began working on the screenplay for Amreeka while a graduate student in film at Columbia University School of the Arts in Critics Review the 91st Academy Awards Telecast. In Illinois, they lack their own home.
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National Geographic Entertainment Imagenation. Muna needs a job: Novatski apologizes and says that he is a minority as well as an American Jew whose grandparents were Polish Jews.
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Not a subtle film, but an attractive, affecting one. Furious over the incident, Fadi gets into a fight with one of the boys and is subsequently arrested.
Archived from the original on January 25, Fadi is thus released from jail. We want to hear what you moive to say but need to verify your account.
She maintains the facade through the help of an employee of the bank next door to White Castle Miriam Smith and her blue-haired high school drop-out co-worker, Matt Brodie Sanderson. After obtaining Visas, they travel to Illinois to live with her sister, Raghda, her husband, Dr.
The L Word Archived from the original on July 18, The film is more gentle mofie harsh, relying on a very fine performance from the charming Faour and settings in Palestine and Illinois that seem very real. I used improvisational techniques in working with the actors to achieve natural performances and capture the honesty of human emotion. He gets into a fight with one of his classmates after the boy caused his mother to slip at work and hurt her back.
The scenes in the West Bank were shot on location in Ramallah while the portion of the film set in Illinois was shot in Winnipeg. Palestinians Find No Welcome in the U. May 15, Full Review…. She chases them out, only to slip on a drink one of the boys poured on the floor and falls flat on her back.
It probably works better in the more serious parts, but I felt like I didn’t really connect too well with any of it. B orn in the US to a Palestinian father and a Jordanian mother, the year-old Cherien Dabis grew up in Jordan and the American midwest, and her confident feature debut is a touching account of an early life dominated by divided loyalties and identity problems.