Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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Light Fingers (النقلة)

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Vox - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Carina Ashkar / Short Narrative / Lebanon / 2021 / 14 min / Colour / Apple Pro Res 422 / In Arabic / English subtitles / MENA 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.


Sahar and Omar have just moved to a new town. When Sahar runs down to the local supermarket to grab some first-night essentials, the store owner accuses her of something that seems preposterous. She returns to the apartment, where her and Omar’s apparently stagnant relationship is evident in their lack of communication. Through Sahar and Omar, the often taboo issues of mental illness, along with the intricacies of love, are brought to life in this film that subtly portrays the delicateness and complexity of human relationships.

About the Director

Carina Ashkar is a Lebanese/Palestinian filmmaker and multimedia artist. She was born in Beirut and raised across the MENA region. She then moved to Los Angeles and attended Santa Monica College for a few years before moving back to Lebanon to graduate with a BA in Filmmaking at the Lebanese American University (LAU). While in university, she worked on several documentaries as well as music videos. 'Light Fingers', awarded Best Capstone Project Award in the Television and Film Department at LAU, is the first fiction film that she has written, directed, and produced.


Carina Ashkar
Carina Ashkar
Carina Ashkar
Carina Ashkar
Production Designer
Line Itani
Jad Misri
Haitham Atme
Assistant Director
Mada Harb
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