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192 Ratings


Directed by Cherien Dabis
United States, Canada, 2009
Comedy, Drama


Mouna, a divorcee with a teenage son, is an enthusiastic and optimistic Palestinian woman. Deep in the occupied territories, however, daily life is an ordeal. But then one day, she has the chance to leave this life and work in the United States.

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2009 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

2009 | Directors' Fortnight

Independent Spirit Awards

2010 | 3 nominations including: Best Feature

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