Trailer, Poster and Stills for Julian Schnabel’s “Miral”
The film stars Freida Pinto, Willam Dafoe, Hiam Abbass and Vanessa Redgrave. It’s an adaptation of Italo-Palestinian Rula Jebreal’s book about the real-life Palestinian woman Hind Husseini, who started the Dar Al-Tifl orphanage in Jerusalem in the wake of the 1948 partition of Palestine and the creation of the state of Israel. The story will span the years 1948-94. It’s being released by The Weinstein Co. on December 3.
Trailer after the cut.
I loved Schnabel’s last film. 2007’s The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, which was nominated for four Oscars including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography. This new film looks very promising.
Frieda Pinto was marvelous in 2008’s Best Picture winner Slumdog Millionaire, but it’ll be nice to see her take on a heftier role.
You can see more stills here at Rope of Silicon.