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Falafel Cart

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2020

Abdullah Al-Wazzan / Short Narrative / Kuwait / 2019 / 14 min / Colour / In No Dialogue / 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.


During a stormy night, a lonely falafel cart owner stumbles upon a mysterious flower that whirls him into the memories of his past. ‘Falafel Cart’ deftly puts the audience literally in the heart and soul of the protagonist, allowing them to live his life and memories as if they are their own. The film was inspired by the ongoing conflicts of the middle east, highlighting the impact on people who are merely seeking a better life.

About the Director

Abdullah Al-Wazzan is a director, producer and writer. Born in Kuwait in 1990, he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2012. He went on to create the animated short film ‘Falafel Cart’ (2014), which was selected for the Dubai International Film Festival.


Abdullah Al-Wazzan
Abdullah Al-Wazzan
Dan Phillipson
Production Company
Andrew Vernon

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