Tonight on IFC, we get a brief peek behind the scenes of artist and director Julian Schnabel’s latest film “Miral.” The film is set in Palestine and based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by author and journalist Rula Jebreal. The story follows a young orphaned girl, Miral, played by Frieda Pinto (“Slumdog Millionaire”), in the aftermath of the most brutal phase of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The narrative centers on the lives of four women: Hind Husseini, the real-life founder of a refugee home in Jerusalem; Miral’s mother Nadia; Fatima, a Palestinian woman jailed for an attempted bombing; and Miral herself growing up during the first intifada. The movie was shot entirely in Palestine and Israel and if it is anything like Schnabel’s previous film “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” viewers are in for a visually overwhelming cinematic experiment.
The film opens tomorrow in New York and Los Angeles and will follow in eight other major U.S. cities soon after. But tune in tonight for The Making of Miral at 8 p.m. ET sharp.
The Making of Miral airs tonight at 8 p.m. ET