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by Mai Masri


In her first feature film filmmaker Mai Masri explores the Israeli occupation of Palestine. Young Layla gets arrested and sentenced to a long prison sentence after picking up a Palestinian hitchhiker. In prison – where she realizes that she is pregnant – she ends up in the middle of a rebellion orchestrated by the other prisoners.

international title: 3000 Nights
original title: 3000 Layla
country: Palestine, France, Jordan, Lebanon
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Mai Masri
film run: 103'
release date: FR 4/01/2017
screenplay: Mai Masri
cast: Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadera Omran, Abeer Haddad, Karim Saleh
cinematography by: Gilles Porte
art director: Hussein Baydoun
costumes designer: Hamada Atallah
music: Sharif Sehnaoui
producer: Sabine Sidawi-Hamdan, Mai Masri, Charlotte Uzu
production: Les Films d'Ici, Nour Productions [LB], Orjouane Productions [LB], Philistine Films [PS]
distributor: JHR Films, MAD Solutions [EG]
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