Ajyal Film Festival 2024

All Films

Falling Leaves

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2019

Dimitri Yuri / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2019 / 9 min / Black & White / DCP / In English
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.


It's a big day in the life of a little girl, as she is finally being inducted into the family business—embalming dead bodies. With her older brother as her instructor, the young girl asks; "why do people die?". The brother tells her he will answer her question, but only once they are done embalming the dead woman that lies in front of them. Hoping to buy time, he struggles to come up with an answer to a question he is not sure how to handle.

About the Director

Dimitri Yuri is a Brazilian screenwriter/director who has lived in Doha for the past six years. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, majoring in Art History, Dimitri began to write and direct commercials for a variety of reputable companies such as St. Regis, Qatar Petroleum, and Qatar Airways. Dimitri's latest script, 'Blood at the Root', won the Gold Prize at the 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. He currently works as a project coordinator/director for The Film House—a Qatari-based production company.


Dimitri Yuri
Jemina Legaspi
Executive Producer
Jemina Legaspi, Dimitri Yuri
Nissryne Dib
Nadim Maalouf
Set Designer
Mayar Hamdan
Trinity Etheridge, Dimitri Yuri, Maysaa Almumin

blog comments powered by Disqus