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His last film blew our mind and how! Diving Bell and The Butterfly. And what a coincidence – As Christopher Nolan’s Inception has now become the “last film to blew our mind”, Schnabel is back with a new film titled Miral. And the trailer of Miral is out. Check it out.

It stars Freida Pinto in lead role along with Willem Dafoe, Hiam Abbass and Vanessa Redgrave. Its been shot by Eric Gautier. And here is the synopsis of the film…

Based on the novel by Rula Jebreal, the movie revolves around a real-life orphanage established by a Palestinian woman (Abbass) following the 1948 creation of the Israeli state. (Pinto) was sent to the orphanage in 1978. When, later in life, she goes to teach at a refugee camp and falls for an activist, Miral is torn between resistance and education as separate paths to political change.

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The Diving Bell and the butterfly – in recent times, we havent seen a film more powerful than this one. When we heard the story, it seemed too difficult to be adapted into a film. When we saw the film, we had no words. Watch it to know the language of cinema.

Julian Schnabel, who directed The Diving Bell and the Butterfly is directing a new film called Miral. Its based on a book of the same name, written by Palestinian-Italian Rula Jebreal, who has co-written the script.  Jebreal is a hugely popular broadcaster, known of her views on  immigration and foreign affairs.

The book is about Hind Husseini, who attempts to open an orphanage, and eventually does, in Jerusalem after the war in 1948 and the struggles thereafter. The film’s events will start in 1948 and end with Husseini’s death in 1994. Hiam Abbas (The Visitor) plays the lead role in the film. Freida Pinto also stars in it, plays the role of a palestinian girl ( see pic). 

The film is shot entirely in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

First came out the pics and now the video. Dev Patel and Freida Pinto were spotted together in Tel Aviv. Though the Slumdog Millionaire actors have denied any link ups but it seems they are a couple now. Freida is shooting for Julian Schnabe’s film Miral currently.

If you missed the pics, here is the link.


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After many denials, they have finally come out together. Or were they caught ? People magazine has published exclusive pictures of Dev Patel and Freida Pinto, sharing a meal at a restaurant in Tel Aviv. The Slumdog Millionaire actors came close during the worldwide promotional activities of the film.

Freida already has few big films in her kitty. She is currently shooting for Julian Schnabel’s new film Miral. Dev flew in from London to be with her. Dev’s mother has confirmed that the two are a couple. All it takes, is just one film!