Pomegranates and Myrrh, a Palestinian film directed by Najwa Najjar had its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival in 2008. It returns to Dubai in September and will also be screening in Abu Dhabi too.
About Pomegranates and Myrrh:
A free spirited woman dancer, Kamar, finds herself the lonely wife of a prisoner, Zaid, and away from everything she loves until she returns to the dance, defying societys taboos. At the dance Kamar is confronted with Kais, a Palestinian returnee. Sparks fly between Kamar and Kais, creating more than a passionate, emotional dance for the both of them. Matters become even more complicated when Zaid's sentence is extended. Kamar's life is thrown into turmoil as she becomes increasingly attached to Kais, and caught in the midst of her desire to dance and breaking the family and society taboos of the prisoner's wife's role while life under occupation rages on.