My Account

Forgot Password?
New to DIFF? Sign up here

Request Password Reset

Please fill out your Email. A link to reset your password will be sent to you.
Already have a DIFF account? Sign in here

Sign up to DIFF

Please fill out the following fields.
Already have a DIFF account? Sign in here

Quick Tickets

Please select your film to proceed

Festival About DIFF Policies Connect
Share: Twitter Facebook


Omar, a young baker, is accustomed to dodging surveillance bullets to visit his secret love, Nadia. But occupied Palestine knows neither love nor clear-cut war. Omar is suddenly transformed into a freedom fighter. Suspicion and betrayal jeopardise his long-term friendship with Amjad and Tarek and Omar’s feelings are soon as torn as the Palestinian landscape. However, it’s evident that everything he does is for his love of Nadia. The festival welcomes back Hany Abu Assad, the only director to open DIFF on two occasions. Abu Assad’s PARADISE NOW was the opening film at DIFF 2005.

Festival History:
- Cannes International Film Festival (Jury Prize Un Certain Regard - Cannes IFF Explore Zone Award - Ghent IFF)
- New York International Film Festival
- Toronto International Film Festival
- Karlovy Vary IFF, New Zealand IFF, Melbourne IFF, Sarajevo IFF, Helsinki IFF, Hamburg IFF, , Busan IFF, Antalya IFF, Ghent IFF, BFI London IFF, Adelaide IFF, Warsaw IFF, Sao Paulo IFF, Valladolid IFF, Bergen IFF, Tapei

2013 / 97 mins

Genre: Drama


Hany Abu-Assad


Waleed Zuaiter


Adam Bakri
Leem Lubany
Waleed Zuaiter
Eyad Hourani
Samer Bisharat


Eyas Salman


Ehab Assal


Hany Abu-Assad

Sales Agent

Michael Weber
(The Match Factory GmbH)

Production Company

Omar Production Company

Sales Agent

The Match Factory GmbH
For any queries about DIFF, get in touch
we would love to hear from you.
Receive film insights and inspiration
delivered directly to your inbox.
Passionate about film…so are we.
Follow us for all the latest film news.