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Huda’s Salon directed by Hany Abu-Assad
Huda’s Salon directed by Hany Abu-Assad

IFC Films released the first look clip from Huda’s Salon, the “feminist thriller” film written and directed by Academy Award-Nominee Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) and premiering at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.

Based on real events, the film stars Ali Suliman (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Paradise Now), Maisa Abd Elhadi (Baghdad Central), and Manal Awad.

In Huda’s Salon, Nadia, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Nadia in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people.

Watch the first clip for Huda’s Salon.

Hany Abu-Assad (Director and Writer) is a Palestinian film director, writer and producer. Born in Nazareth 1961, he turned to filmmaking after working for several years as an airplane engineer in The Netherlands. Since then, Abu-Assad has directed several award-winning films which include Nazareth 2000, Rana’s Wedding, Ford Transit, Paradise Now, Omar, The Idol, The Mountain Between Us and the upcoming Huda’s Salon. He has been nominated twice for an Academy Award, and is the winner of a Golden Globe, Felix Award, Berlin Blue Angel Award, Independent Spirit Award, Amnesty International Film Prize, Golden Calf, and the Cannes Film Festival Special Jury Prize.

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