“Najjar attempts to use cinema to break stereotypes and question the status quo … presents a much more complex – and realistic – picture of the internal Palestinian fabric.” – The Huffington Post
After spending 10 years in an Israeli prison, Tareq, a Palestinian Christian, returns to his hometown to find his daughter – and to bury a dangerous secret. Finding himself in a militarised land that he can barely recognise, Tareq is pushed to ever more desperate measures as the shadows of his past stalk ever closer.
Selected as Palestine’s submission for the 2015 Oscars Best Foreign Language Film, Eyes of a Thief is the pulsating, finely nuanced sophomore outing from rising star of Middle Eastern cinema Najwa Najjar (Pomegranates and Myrrh). Featuring a powerhouse performance by popular Egyptian heartthrob Khaled Abol Naga and inspired by the true events of the 2002 intifada, Najjar’s psychological thriller offers a captivating and deeply humane portrait of a land torn apart by war and a people fighting to be free.