Sunday, February 03, 2008
By Allal El Alaoui
Yousry Nasrallah's brilliant depiction of painful daily life of Palestians being chasen out by Jews makes controvercy between cinemagoers and historians .
Yousry Nasrallah's use of flash-backs and metaphors of a stolen country called Palestine through a story of love resistants ,centeres not only Man as an object but also his tormenting soul.
Yousry Nasrallah's powerful adaptation of Lebanese writer Elias Khoury's epic novel of fifty years of Palestinian dispossession, exile, and resistance. The film follows the flight of Younes, his wife Nahila, and those
around them, from their village in northern Palestine to a refugee camp in Lebanon. Some vow to continue the struggle, most simply struggle to survive. Unsparingly detailing the impact of the nakba (disaster) on Palestinian life and society and the refugees' often-contentious relationship with their reluctant Lebanese hosts, Gate of the Sun spans generations, mixing personal stories with historical events.