3000 Nights

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3000 Nights (3000 layla)

Directed by Mai Masri

  • Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Qatar 2015; 103 min
  • Original version: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Genre: Drama
    • Young Jury Prize (Peace Brigades International) - FIFDH

  • Jordan's submission for the Academy Awards

Synopsis

Layal, a young newlywed Palestinian schoolteacher is arrested after being falsely accused and sentenced to 8 years of prison. She is transferred to a high security Israeli women's prison where she encounters a terrifying world in which Palestinian political prisoners are incarcerated with Israeli criminal inmates. When she discovers she is pregnant, the prison director pressures her to abort the baby and spy on the Palestinian inmates. However, resilient and still in chains, she gives birth to a baby boy. Prison conditions deteriorate and the Palestinian prisoners decide to strike. The prison director warns her against joining the rebellion and threatens to take her son away. In a moment of truth, Layal is forced to make a choice that will forever change her life.

Production

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International Sales

  • INTRAMOVIES

    Marco Valerio 

Distribution

  • MAD SOLUTIONS

    Middle East