Freida Pinto smiles on the red carpet at the premiere of "Miral." (Lisa Tamburini)
East Hampton - "Miral," directed by Julian Schnabel, and starring the beautiful Freida Pinto ("Slumdog Millionaire") tells the story of a young girl who experiences the brunt of the on-going conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Star of "Miral" actress Freida Pinto on the red carpet talks about the importance of the film.
The film is an adaptation of the novel written by Rula Jebreal. The screenplay delves deeper into the heart of a vicious struggle that divides Israelis and Palestinians today. Starring Pinto, Hiam Abbas, Alexander Siddig and Willem Dafoe, the cast reveals a terrifying reality that translates well onto the big screen. Schnabel's vision puts you in the young girl's shoes, showing a brutal war unfold before her. Passion, loyalty and family intermingle to create a thought provoking cinematic experience.
"Miral" is a must see. Pinto plays the role of a lifetime that brings humanity to a grim reality. Furthermore, the cultural divide has robbed citizens of their civil rights, hope and peace. "Miral" watches as her family and close friends are taken away from her, until she has nobody left to protect her. The outstanding performances throughout the film support the reality of the grim story.
"Miral" (a delicate, red flower) aptly titles the film, and its main character - a young, innocent girl who finds herself in the midst of a bloodthirsty conflict that leaves her left with no choice but to fight back. Schnabel's film tells a chilling, yet truthful tale that holds the power to change history.