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Amal Al-Muftah / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2018 / 13 min / DCP2K
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.



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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 1994 in Doha, and is currently studying Communications at Northwestern University in Qatar. She started making films in high school, then narrowed her focus to directing. Her previous work includes ‘AlKora’ (2013), the award-winning ‘Alhamali’ (2014), and ‘Smicha’ (2016).

Credits

Director
Amal Al-Muftah
Screenwriter
Amal Al-Muftah
Producer
Basel Owies
Cinematographer
Rachel Aoun
Cast
Al Jori Al Darwish, Mohammed Al Hosani, M.A. Lazordi, Ahmed Al Hosani

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