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Annemarie Jacir's Palestinian 'When I Saw You' Goes to Match Factory Before TIFF Debut [Trailer]

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood September 6, 2012 at 12:53PM

Annemarie Jacir's Palestinian Oscar entry "When I Saw You" goes to The Match Factory for worldwide rights, prior to its debut at Toronto September 9. Jacir's first film "Salt of This Sea," which debuted at Cannes in 2008, was also Palestine's Oscar entry...
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When I Saw You

Annemarie Jacir's Palestinian Oscar entry "When I Saw You" goes to The Match Factory for worldwide rights, prior to its debut at Toronto September 9. Jacir's first film "Salt of This Sea," which debuted at Cannes in 2008, was also Palestine's Oscar entry.

"When I Saw You," set in Jordan 1967, follows an eccentric eleven year old boy, Tarek, as he runs away from his Palestinian refugee camp in search of his freedom. Watch the trailer below:

This article is related to: Toronto International Film Festival, When I Saw You, News


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.