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Amal Al-Muftah / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2018 / 0 min
Interests: Drama
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


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Synopsis

In the old village of Al Wakrah, a mischievous eight-year-old girl would do anything to stay out of the kitchen and spend time with her father and elder brother at sea. Her mother shares with her the most elaborate mythological tales about falling stars to keep her in the kitchen, not realising the tales are stirring her daughter’s curiosity. When night falls on Al Wakrah, she sneaks out alone to search for a fallen star but her adventure comes to a halt when she encounters a Jinn. Later night, Amal climbs into a boat with the help of her brother, where she sees, for the first time in her life, a falling star. She grabs the paddles and sets off to chase her dream.

About the Director

Amal Al-Muftah was born in Doha in 1994. She started making films in high school, including ‘Al-Kora’ (2013) and the award-winning ‘Alhamali’ (2014). After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Northwestern University in Qatar’s Communications programme. During her first year there, she worked on ‘Smicha’ (2016) with Innovation Films, and ‘Eh fe Amal’ (2015). Her third narrative film, ‘Sh’hab’, is currently in post-production.

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Director
Amal Al-Muftah
Screenwriter
Amal Al-Muftah

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