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Al-Johara

QFF 2015 - Production/Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Nora Al-Subai / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 26 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Romantic Comedy, Family

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.

Credits

Director
Nora Al-Subai
Screenwriter
Nora Al-Subai
Producer
Rasha Mkachar

About the Director

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.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2016, Made in Qatar (World Premiere)

Contacts

  • Screenwriter

    Nora Al-Subai

    Phone: 
    +97455091929
    Email: 
    nora.alsubai@gmail.com

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