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Made in Qatar - Ajyal Youth Film Festival 2017

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Amal Al-Muftah / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 15 min / Colour / DCP / In Arabic / English subtitles / Qatar Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.


Seven-year-old Lulwa dotes on her elderly grandfather, whom she spends time with every Friday. He is showing early signs of senility – sometimes he forgets his promises, and sometimes he even calls Lulwa by someone else’s name. Still, her time with him is important, even if she has to be extra-patient and remind him of simple things he needs to remember. ‘Smicha’ shows that love is not found in blurry details, but in a powerful bond that never fades.

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).


Amal Al-Muftah
Amal Al-Muftah
Ahmed Al Baker, Mohammed Al Hamadi, Khalid Al Jaber, Bassam Al-Ibrahim, George Chalouhi
Pascale Kairouz, Maryam Al-Sahli
Mohammed Jassim Al-Mulla, Hala Al-Emadi
Hala Al-Amari, Mohamed Al-Mullah
Thomas Hines
Production Company
Innovation Films
Rema Al Muftah, Ali Mirza

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