17 January 2006

Paradise Now wins Golden Globe

Paradise Now, Palestinian director Hani Abu-Assad's film about suicide bombers, has been awarded the Golden Globe award for best foreign film.

The film tells the story of two teenagers who are enlisted for a suicide bombing mission in Israel. It beat out films from France, China and South Africa to win the award.

In Israel the film has not been purchased by any distributor and has only been shown at Cinemateques – with limited success.

(Are we too sated by the subject?)