Hany Abu-Assad

Hany Abu-Assad is one of the most famous contemporary Palestinian filmamakers. After his controversial film Paradise Now, released in 2005, Golden Globe winner for the best film in a foreign language and first Palestinian film nominated to the Oscar as the Best Foreign Language film, his latest film Omar has been presented in 2013 in the section Un Certain Regard of the Cannes Film Festival, where it obtained the Jury Prize.