Passionate Political Thriller from Palestine - 'Huda's Salon' US Trailer
"Why did you betray your people?" IFC Films has revealed a new trailer for an indie from Palestine titled Huda's Salon, which premiered at last year's Toronto Film Festival. It also played at other festivals last year including Philadelphia, Busan, Woodstock, Miami, and AFI Fest. Based on real events, Huda's Salon is a timely political drama about two women who find themselves in a dangerous and complex web of betrayal. While both of them navigate how far their loyalties will go—to family and country—Abu-Assad masterfully orchestrates the tensions into a crescendo. The film stars Ali Suliman, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Manal Awad, Kamel El Basha, Samer Bisharat, and Omar Abu Amer. This received some rave reviews from critics, saying the film is a "combination of moral quandary and ticking clock peril." It seem worth a watch.
Here's the official US trailer for Hany Abu-Assad's Huda's Salon, direct from IFC's YouTube:
Reem (Maisa Abd Elhadi), a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Reem in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people. Huda's Salon is both written & directed by Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, director of the films Rana's Wedding, Paradise Now, Do Not Forget Me Istanbul, The Courier, Omar, The Idol, and The Mountain Between Us previously. This initially premiered at the 2021 Toronto Film Festival last year, and also played at AFI Fest in the fall. IFC Films will release Huda's Salon in select US theaters + on VOD starting March 4th, 2022.