An emotionally thrilling film based on the gripping novel THE ATTACK by Yasmina Khadra opens this Friday, June 21. It’s the story of a Palestinian doctor whose world is shattered when his wife is killed in a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.
The film is the work of Lebanese director Ziad Doueiri and controversial piece has been banned in his own country . It was an official selection of the 2012 Telluride Film Festival and the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. The film is in Arabic and Hebrew with English sub-titles.[youtube vkRWXhJLH0I]
New York Times article about the controversy surrounding the making of the film – The Effort to Stop ‘The Attack’
THE ATTACK by Yasmina Khadra
Praise for the novel:
“Gripping, dynamic…. Both a fierce rendering of geopolitical tensions and a plea for peace.” – The New York Times
“Wonderfully humane.” – The Chicago Tribune
“A genuine work of art.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer