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Amreeka

2009 - ENGLISH - MOVIE

Drama

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  • Jini Score
    72%
  • Critics Score
    69%
  • Rating
    7.0/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
  • Jini Score
    72%
  • Critics Score
    69%
  • Rating
    7.0/10
  • Box Office
    $ 2 Million
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Muna, a single mother in Ramallah, has applied for a visa to the US. When it comes, her son Fadi, an excellent student, convinces her they should go. After an incident at customs begins their exile badly, they join Muna's sister and family in Illinois. Muna needs a job: although she has two degrees and 15 years' experience in banking, she settles for work at White Castle, telling the family her job's at a nearby bank. It's spring, 2003, and the US invades Iraq. While friends come from unlikely places, Fadi meets prejudice at school. How he'll respond to it and to American youth culture and how Muna will sort things out with her family are the rest of the story. Tragedy or hope? Written by Amreeka is a 2009 English-language Drama motion picture featuring Nisreen Faour, Melkar Muallem, Hiam Abbass, Alia Shawkat, Yussuf Abu-warda, Joseph Ziegler and Vanessa Mayberry. Amreeka was Produced by Christina Piovesan, Paul Barkin and Zain Al Sabah. The film is written and directed by Cherien Dabis. National Geographic Entertainment acquired the distribution rights for the movie. Amreeka was released on 17th June 2009 in English and Arabic languages and takes a screen time of 96 minutes. The motion picture made a box office gross of $2 million. Editing was done by Keith Reamer. The music was composed by Doug Bernheim.

Amreeka Reviews and Ratings

Average Review Rating : 4.6/5

92%

Positive Review Rating : 83%

83%
  • Amreeka isnt a story of American prejudice, but of American reality, the good and the bad. ( Read More )
  • Time Out

    Youll end up baffled that a film built on such shaky foundations can end up being so impossibly sweet. ( Read More )
  • Faour, in an Oscar worthy performance, renders Muna in shades of love and hope. ( Read More )
  • Ny Daily News

    Writer director Cherien Dabis paints a gentle, often wry picture of human resilience, and Faour and Muallen give solid performances, but there are a few too many by the numbers moments. ( Read More )
  • Flicks

    A giant bland fest, unleashing a misfiring charm offensive in place of strong characterisation or a story that has a destination in mind. ( Read More )
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Awards for Amreeka
  • Cannes Film Festival
    1 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Sundance Film Festival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Cairo International Film Festival
    3 WON
    6 NOMINATIONS
  • Women Film Critics Circle Awards
    1 WON
    5 NOMINATIONS
  • Film Independent Spirit Awards
    0 WON
    4 NOMINATIONS
  • Zurich Film Festival
    1 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Dubai International Film Festival
    1 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Gotham Awards
    0 WON
    3 NOMINATIONS
  • Tribeca Film Festival
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Humanitas Prize
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Vancouver Film Critics Circle
    0 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • National Board of Review, USA
    1 WON
    2 NOMINATIONS
  • Image Awards (NAACP)
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Stockholm Film Festival
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Chlotrudis Awards
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists
    0 WON
    1 NOMINATIONS