Magazine article Screen International

Oscar Submission 'Eyes of A Thief' Sold to France

Magazine article Screen International

Oscar Submission 'Eyes of A Thief' Sold to France

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Ustura Films has sold Najwa Najjar's Eyes of a Thief, which Palestine submitted as its entry to this year's Oscars, to Azul Films in France, which plans a January 2016 release.

Eyes of a Thief, about a man with a dangerous secret searching for his daughter, has now sold to more than 30 countries with further territories in talks in Cannes.

The film is already out in cinemas in Greece, with rollout in the Arab world starting in August.

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Meanwhile the director is planning to shoot her next film, Son of a Very Important Man, by the end of 2015.

She described the film as "a love story about divorce, a road trip throughout the whole country".

The story is about a Palestinian husband and wife who get their first permit to enter Israel when they are applying for a divorce. …

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