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Huda's Salon

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad
2021
Palestine
91 minutes
Unclassified 18+
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An innocent Palestinian woman becomes trapped in blackmail and deceit in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from two-time International Oscar nominee Hany Abu-Assad (Omar, SFF 2014).
A visit to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem should give Reem a welcome break from her controlling husband. But Reem’s trusted friend Huda is not all she seems. In astonishing scenes based on real events, Reem is blackmailed into becoming an informant for Israel’s internal security service. Reem risks shame, and much worse, if she doesn’t co-operate. Abu-Assad’s gripping drama makes a powerful statement about the oppression of women in occupied Palestine. Maisa Ebd Elhadi (3000 Nights, SFF 2015) and Manal Awad (Gaza Mon Amour) give knockout performances as women caught in a conflict with no end in sight.
Does not stop for one second to take a breath, and the subjects revealed have enormous and urgent philosophical reverb.
Sheila O’Malley, RogerEbert.com
This handsome film serves as a sobering reminder that in any type of conflict, women tend to get the short end of the stick.
Tomris Laffly, Variety
Awad is particularly superb – imperturbable, defiant, coolly magnetic – as a woman forced to define resistance on her own terms.
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
Huda’s Salon is rubbed raw by the politics of the occupied territories; but somehow it doesn’t feel like an issue movie.
Anthony Lane, The New Yorker

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Sat 11 Jun
4:40pm
State Theatre
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Wed 15 Jun
6pm
Event Cinemas George Street - Cinema 5
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Fri 17 Jun
7:45pm
Casula Powerhouse
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Sat 18 Jun
6:15pm
Dendy Newtown - Cinema 1
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Program Strand
Special Presentations
Year
2021
Classification
Unclassified 18+
Country
Palestine, Egypt, Netherlands
Language
In Arabic with English subtitles
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
Producer
Hany Abu-Assad, Amira Diab, Mohamed Hefzy
Cast
Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Manal Awad
Screenwriter
Hany Abu-Assad
Cinematographer
Ehab Assal, Peter Flinckenberg
Editor
Eyas Salman
Premiere
Australian Premiere
Genre
Middle East, Focus on Women, Human Rights, Politics & Economics, Crime
Company Credits
Australian Distributor: Cultural Media Australia
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