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SBS Film

15 Nov 2010 - 12:00 AM  UPDATED 26 Feb 2014 - 4:08 PM

Enoy this interview with the celebrated Hiam Abbass, astar of Julian Schnabel's Miral (shot at the film's permiere at the Venice Film Festival).

Miral is one of the highlights of this year's celebration of Palestinian cinema, which takes place in Sydney from November 18 - 21 and Melbourne from November 25 - 28.

The festival opens at Sydney's Norton Street cinema on November 18 with a screening of Michel Khleifi's Zindeeq, the surreal tale of an exiled filmmaker who returns to his homeland a virtual stranger, and is repeatedly shunned by his compatriots.

The full festival program and screening details are available here.