Miral, co-starring Frieda Pinto and Alexander Siddig, is available for pre-order in the U.S. (region 1) on DVD and Blu-ray with a release date of July 12. It is already available in the UK (region 2) on both DVD and Blu-ray.
Based on the acclaimed semi-autobiographical novel, Miral is the story of a Palestinian girl coming of age amidst the war zone of the Israeli-Arab conflict — unflinchingly told through the perspective of Miral (Freida Pinto, Slumdog Millionaire) herself. Following the death of her troubled mother, Miral’s father (Alexander Siddig) is forced to entrust her to the orphanage of Hind Husseini (Hiam Abbass), a woman whose commitment to peace through education has a profound impact on the maturing young woman as her epic journey to self-esteem and social consciousness proves both harrowing and hopeful. Also starring Willem Dafoe and Vanessa Redgrave.
Nadia marries the nurse’s brother, Jamal (Alexander Siddig, “Syriana,”) the second-most compelling character even with his minimal screen time. – Omaha World Herald