Saturday, September 12, 2015

Toronto 2015: 'The Idol' Review

Director Hany Abu-Assad has made a film about Mohammad Assaf, a Palestinian who won Arab Idol in 2013. It was a huge story in the Middle East, and now the filmmaker behind Omar and Paradise Now has brought it to the big screen. It's a feel-good tale with actual grit and sadness underneath. I reviewed The Idol for Screen International.