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Frieda Pinto In 'Miral' Poster (PHOTO)


First Posted: 03/07/11 12:56 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:35 PM ET

Frieda Pinto returns to the big screen this month as an orphaned Palestinian girl growing up in war-torn Jerusalem. Pinto, who plays the title character in 'Miral,' also starred in Woody Allen's 'You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger' last year.

The official synopsis for 'Miral' follows; scroll down for an exclusive first look at the poster and to watch the trailer. The movie opens March 25.

From Julian Schnabel, Academy Award nominated director of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Before Night Falls and Basquiat, comes Miral, the story of four women whose lives intertwine in the starkly human search for justice, hope and reconciliation amid a world overshadowed by conflict, rage and war. The story begins in war-torn Jerusalem in 1948 when Hind Husseini (HIAM ABBASS, The Visitor, Amreeka) opens an orphanage for refugee children that quickly becomes home to 2000 orphans. One of the children is seventeen year old Miral (FRIEDA PINTO, Slumdog Millionaire) who arrived at the orphanage 10 years earlier, following her mother’s tragic death. On the cusp of the Intifada resistance, Miral is assigned to teach at a refugee camp where she falls for a fervent political activist, Hani (OMAR METWALLY, Munich, Rendition) and finds herself in a personal battle that mirrors the greater dilemma around her: to fight like those before her or follow Mama Hind’s defiant belief that education will pave a road to peace.

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