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Hilal - ages 13+ - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2014

Abdulla Al Kaabi / Short Narrative / United Arab Emirates / 2014 / 13 min / Colour / DCP / In Farsi / Arabic, English subtitles / Qatar Premiere
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.


Whilst carrying a heavy load of wood, a lonely old mother who's waiting for her son's return faints and gets woken up by a traveller that resembles her own son. She invites him to her tent and goes to fetch him some food only to find her kindness repaid with theft. Koshk is a story of how far a mother would go to comfort her own seclusion.

About the Director

Abdulla Khalifa Al Kaabi was born in Fujairah. At the age of 16, he settled in Dubai and continued his studies at the American University of Sharjah. He became a televison presenter for Dubai TV, where he worked for the next four years. In 2009 he moved to Paris to pursue a Master’s degree in Filmmaking. While there he directed his first short film, ‘The Philosopher’ (2010), starring Jean Reno. Currently, Abdulla is working on his first feature film ‘Banat Fahma’.


Abdulla Al Kaabi
Abudlla Al Kaabi
Kambiz Safari
Kambiz Safari
Executive Producer
Farshad Mahoutforoush
Alireza Alavian
Peyman Shadmanfar
Sales Company
El Booma Films
Production Company
El Booma Films
Fatimeh Mortazi, Amir Jadidi

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