Kais Atallah as singer Mohammad Assaf in The Idol (Category: IIA), directed by Hany Abu-Assad.

Film review: The Idol – rise of Palestinian pop star Mohammad Assaf reconstructed in life-affirming biopic

Assaf’s journey from the Gaza Strip to international singing star could have been the stuff of cliché, but Oscar-nominated director Hany Abu-Assad transcends the shackles of convention for a truly euphoric climax

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Kais Atallah as singer Mohammad Assaf in The Idol (Category: IIA), directed by Hany Abu-Assad.
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