Idol - Transform

Idol (Hany Abu-Assad, Palestina 2015)
1h40m – Arabic spoken, Norwegian subtitles, Age 6 years
Thursday September 12th at 20:30 / Sunday September 15th at 18:00

Idol is a rare feelgood film from Gaza where we meet ten year old Mohammad and his twelve year old sister Nour who share a strong bond through their love of music. They both realize Mohammad is a fantastic song talent. Like any kid Mohammad dreams of becoming a star, and incredibly enough he manages to escape from Gaza to an audition with the Arabic part of Cairo’s Idol.

Mohammad makes it to the finale and must confront his own fears by taking control of his own destiny, something that brings joy and hope to people living in daily squalor and hopeless desperation. Idol is an inspiring drama based on the true story of Mohammad Assaf.