Don't Leave Me (La Tkhaleeny)
Hilal - ages 13+ - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014
Layla is diabetic and is gradually losing her sight. Aisha suffers from a different condition: she is losing her memory. She refuses to take her medication, however; instead, she keeps mementos and reminders locked away in a little box under her bed. These two girls have met once before, at school. Now, years later, they meet again, but are unable to recognise one another. A mournful short film about connection and coincidences.
About the Director
Khalid Al Mahmood received special mention for his films ‘Dreams In a Box’ (2003) and ‘A Fictional Story: Woman and Boy’ (2007) at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival. ‘Bint Al Nokhitha’ won an award at the European Spiritual Film Festival in 2009, and ‘Sabeel’ (2010) was screened at the Locarno Film Festival and was selected for the Berlin International Film Festival.
- Khalid Al Mahmood
- Yousef Ibrahim
- Abdullah Hassan Ahmed, Khalid Al Mahmood
- Walid Al Zayani
- Taha Al Ajami
- Samir Karam
- Sales Company
- Production Company
- Meera Al Midfa, Saeed Mohammedi, Fatima Al Taei, Abdullah Aljunaibi, Ashwaq