The Tale of the Three Jewels
aka Le conte des trois diamants
aka Hikayatul jawahiri thalath
First screened in May 2015
Director: Michel Khleifi. Cast: Mohammed Nahnal, Hana' Ne'meh, Ghassan Abu Libda, Makram Khoury, Bushra Karaman, Mohammed Sheikh, Raida Adon, Amin Halabi, Mohammad Bakri, Um Fayez, Ahmad Abu Sal'oum. Screenplay: Michel Khleifi.

Twitter Capsule: Overtly propagandistic beats but gradually effects a rare, curious mix of the dogmatic and the dreamy.

VOR:   So many Middle Eastern films are frontline realist dramas or child-focused fables. Combining them as Jewels does feels fresh, even if some of its rhetoric is hoary and blunt.

Photo © 1995 Sindibad Films/Sourat Films, © 1996 Arab Film Distribution

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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