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    Award winning drama Ajami arrives on DVD in February

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    Nominated for the 2010 Academy Award
    ® for Best Foreign Language Film
    Winner of Best First Film (The Sutherland Award) - London Film Festival 2009
    Special Caméra d'Or mention at Cannes Film Festival
    Winner of Best Full-Length Feature - Jerusalem Film Festival


    "Like an Israeli Amores Perros crossed with City of God" - Entertainment Weekly

    "Vividly challenging, utterly inclusive and heartfelt - gripping to watch" - Time Out

    The actors, every one of them new to their craft, make the everydayness of the picture indelible and real." - The Daily Telegraph

    Available on DVD from 14th February 2011

    Get ready for a melting pot of emotions and cultures as the critically acclaimed and award-laden Ajami, comes to DVD on 14th February 2011 courtesy of Momentum Pictures. Set in Jaffa's Ajami neighbourhood, a town full of conflicting views among Jews, Muslims and Christians, Ajami pulls together five different stories all told by a non-professional acting cast. Ajami is written and directed by first time filmmaker Scandar Copti whose filmmaking has been compared to both Amores Perros and City of God.

    The film's narrator is sensitive 13-year-old Nasri. He and his older brother Omar live in fear when their entire family is left in danger after their uncle foolishly wounds a prominent clan member. The four other

    protagonists of the story are naive young Palestinian refugee Malek, who works illegally in Israel to help finance the surgery that will save his mother's life; affluent Palestinian Binj who dreams of a bright future with his Jewish girlfriend, and Jewish policeman Dando who becomes obsessed with revenge when his brother is found dead in the West Bank.

    Ajami weaves a time-fractured story of drug-dealing, romance and economic survival, immersing the audience into the everyday violence of life in Israel. The film's release on DVD gives 2011 its first essential film of the year and one that, once viewed, is never forgotten.

    Release Information:
    Release Date:14th February 2011
    Credit: Momentum Pictures
    Genre: Drama
    Running Time:125 min
    RRP: £12.99
    Cat No: MP1090D
    Barcode: 5060116726145

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