Thought-provoking look at Israelis & Palestinians captures the emotions of Occupation rather than repeating tired old arguments.
Ali Suliman is superb as “Khaled,” a painter & art teacher who is arrested & interrogated by “Eyal” (Guy Elhanan).
To her credit, writer/director Jessica Habie is more interested in the interior truth of these two existential roles: the occupied & the occupier. Forced into these roles, everyone involved suffers & this is something no one should dispute.
Mars at Sunrise provides no “answers,” & Habie certainly offers no political “solutions.” But showing how our roles imprison us is an essential step forward. (JLH: 3.5/5)
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Mars at Sunrise opens in NYC on 2/7/14 exclusively at the Quad Cinema. Click HERE for Q&A sessions with filmmaker & cast members.
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Photo Credits: Ali Suliman stars as “Khaled,” shown below in his Jerusalem apartment before he is forced to move to Ramallah, where he is soon arrested. (Jessica Habie)
Q: Does Mars at Sunrise pass the Bechdel Test? No…