Kino Lorber Releases moving Palestinian drama When I Saw You, a film by award-winner Annemarie Jacir (Salt of this Sea)
Berlin Festival Winner and Palestine’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar® to arrive on DVD August 19th
|NEW YORK, NY – JULY 24, 2014 – Kino Lorber is proud to announce the release of WHEN I SAW YOU, the acclaimed Arabic drama from award-winning filmmaker Annemarie Jacir (Salt of this Sea) that tells the inspiring story of a Palestinian boy searching for his missing father while trapped with his mother inside a refugee camp in Jordan.WHEN I SAW YOU will become available on DVD August 19th with a SRP of $29.95 and bonus features including a stills gallery and deleted scenes.
Jacir’s film was Palestine’s Official Oscar® entry for Best Foreign Language Film, and has received accolades from around the world, including the Netpac Award at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival and an Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival. WHEN I SAW YOU has also received awards and recognition from other festivals such as the Cairo International Film Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, São Paulo International Film Festival, Amiens International Film Festival, Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Carthage Film Festival, and the Young Artist Awards.
It’s 1967, and the world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy and an infectious sense of hope. In Jordan, a different kind of change is underway as tens of thousands of refugees pour across the border from Palestine. Having been separated from his father in the chaos of war, Tarek (Mahmoud Asfa), 11, and his mother Ghaydaa (Ruba Blal), are amongst this latest wave of refugees. Placed in “temporary” camps made up of tents and prefab houses until they are able to return home, they wait, like the generation before them who arrived in 1948.
Tarek, longing to be reunited with his father, searches for a way out, and discovers a new hope emerging with the times. Eventually his free spirit and curious nature lead him to a group of people on a journey that will change their lives. WHEN I SAW YOU is a journey of the human spirit that knows no borders.
WHEN I SAW YOU
Director: Annemarie Jacir
Genre: Drama, Foreign
DVD Street Date: August 19th, 2014
DVD SRP: $29.95
DVD UPC: 738329140120
2012 * 98 minutes * Arabic with English subtitles * 1.85:1, 16×9 * Color
5.1 Surround Sound
|When I Saw You – Trailer