Al-Johara — Films — Doha Tribeca Film Festival | Doha Film Institute
 

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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2018

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Al-Johara

Special Screening

Nora Al-Subai / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 26 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Romantic Comedy, Family
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

Made a servant in her own home by her evil stepfamily, Al-Johara receives a wedding invitation from an old childhood friend. With the help of a neighbor, an eccentric, traditional old woman, Al-Johara might be able to attend her very first wedding – and finally be like her beautiful sisters.

About the Directors

Born and raised in France, Nora Al-Subai is a Qatari writer and director. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar with a degree in Computer Science. Her short film, ‘My Hero’ (2013), was named Best Short Film at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival and appeared in the markets of the Festival de Cannes and the Clemont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. 'Al-Johara' premiered at Ajyal, where it received the Special Jury Award. It also made its way to Cannes and the Sarajavo Film Festival.

Credits

Director
Nora Al-Subai
Screenwriter
Nora Al-Subai
Producer
Rasha Mkachar
Editor
Abdul Jabbar Maki
Music
Najati Al Suloh
Cinematographer
Thomas Hines
Production Company
Doha Film Institute

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