Amreeka


1h 37m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Muna, a single mother leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promise land of small town Illinois. As her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life coo

Film Details

Also Known As
Amerrika
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Political
Teens
War
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Buffalo Gal Pictures; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; First Generation Films; Levantine Films; Wme Entertainment
Distribution Company
CinTart; Dogwoof Pictures; Empire; IFA Cinema; Look Now! Filmverleih; Memento Films; National Geographic Entertainment; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

Synopsis

Muna, a single mother leaves the West Bank with Fadi, her teenage son, with dreams of an exciting future in the promise land of small town Illinois. As her son navigates high school hallways the way he used to move through military checkpoints, the indomitable Muna scrambles together a new life cooking up falafel burgers as well as hamburgers at the local White Castle.

Film Details

Also Known As
Amerrika
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Foreign
Political
Teens
War
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Buffalo Gal Pictures; Entertainment One; Entertainment One; Entertainment One Features; First Generation Films; Levantine Films; Wme Entertainment
Distribution Company
CinTart; Dogwoof Pictures; Empire; IFA Cinema; Look Now! Filmverleih; Memento Films; National Geographic Entertainment; Virgil Films & Entertainment
Location
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 37m

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Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the FIPRESCI International Federation of Film Critics' Directors' Fortnight/Critics' Week Award at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Winner of the Muhr Arab Feature Films Award for Best Actress (Nisreen Faour) at the 2009 Dubai International Film Festival.

Released in United States Summer September 4, 2009

Released in United States on Video February 16, 2010

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States January 2009

Released in United States June 2009

Released in United States December 2009

Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (Opening Night) March 25-April 5, 2009.

Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.

Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Free Screenings) June 18-28, 2009.

Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Arabic Feature) December 9-16, 2009.

Feature directorial debut for Cherien Dabis.

Released in United States Summer September 4, 2009 (NY, LA)

Released in United States on Video February 16, 2010

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at New Directors/New Films Series at the Film Society of Lincoln Center (Opening Night) March 25-April 5, 2009.)

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Seattle International Film Festival (Contemporary World Cinema) May 21-June 14, 2009.)

Released in United States January 2009 (Shown at Sundance Film Festival (U.S. Dramatic Competition) January 15-25, 2009.)

Released in United States June 2009 (Shown at Los Angeles Film Festival (Free Screenings) June 18-28, 2009.)

Released in United States December 2009 (Shown at Dubai International Film Festival (Muhr Arabic Feature) December 9-16, 2009. )

Nominated for three 2009 Spirit Awards including Best Feature, Best First Screenplay and Best Female Lead (Nisreen Faour) by Film Independent (FIND).