22nd September, 2015
THE IDOL GETS WORLD PREMIERE AT TIFF
Inspirational true-life story has first showing in Toronto
The Idol has had its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Directed by acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar), The Idol tells the inspirational true life story of Mohammad Assaf, a wedding singer from Gaza who became a worldwide sensation after winning the live-singing competition Arab Idol in 2013.
The Hollywood Reporter says the film offers ‘an unlikely uplift’.
Just this week Image Nation came on-board with the film as part of the post production phase.
The Idol is one of Image Nation’s two high-profile screenings at Toronto Film Festival, which will feature the highly-anticipated feature documentary He Named Me Malala.
The Idol will also be showcased at BFI London Film Festival, where Image Nation will be celebrating the European premieres of three other titles – He Named Me Malala, Majid Al Ansari’s Zinzana and Ali Mostafa’s From A to B.