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Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2018

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Muneera

Made in Kuwait

Oscar Boyson / Short Narrative / Kuwait / 2014 / 20 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama
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.

Screenings

Synopsis

Based on the 1929 short story by Kuwaiti writer Khalid Al Faraj, this is the tale of a beautiful woman who must suffer loss to gain understanding. Fearful that she is barren after she marries, Muneera relies on superstitious rites and the hope of miracles in order to ward off her despair. Dreamily and seamlessly moving between Kuwait City and Venice, ‘Muneera’ is a cautionary tale that warns of paying attention to the mystical while ignoring the truth in front of us.

About the Directors

Oscar Boyson is a producer and assistant director based in New York City. He is best known for his work on Frances Ha (2012), Mistress America (2015) and Good Time (2017).

Credits

Director
Oscar Boyson
Producer
Alia Farid
Editor
Matthew C Hart
Co-Producer
Alessia Gatti
Music
Ghazi Al-Mulaifi
Cinematographer
Kevin Phillips
Cast
M.A. Lazurdi, Masoud Al-Ali, Moreno Nassuato, Amara Abdal Figueroa, Luz Bella Raposo, Sofian El Khemiri, Amani Braa, Alessandro Borgomainerio, Nima Algooneh, Adel Al-Qattan

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