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Ajyal Film Festival 2018

All Films

Blue Dive (Al-Lawn Al Azraq)

Arab Short Film Competition

Mostafa Youssef / Short Narrative / Egypt / 2011 / 16 min / Colour / 35 mm
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Death
MENA Premiere
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.

Screenings

Synopsis

Selim, a diver bewitched by the ocean, lays dying in a hospital bed. Mokhtar, a schizophrenic painter, contemplates the colour of death. Dalia, a nurse, remembers her father's drowning. Set in Alexandria, ‘Blue Dive’ is the story of a brief encounter encompassing death and the beauty and danger of the sea.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Egyptian director Moustafa Youssef’s student films ‘Shawarby St’ (2005) and ‘Call of Madness’ (2006) were shown at local festivals. The latter won several awards and screened at the Tisch School’s NextReel in Singapore. Youssef’s company Seen Films makes issues-based documentaries for Egyptian television.

Credits

Director
Mostafa Youssef
Screenwriter
Mostafa Youssef
Editor
Doaa Fadel
Production Designer
Art Director : Ayman Elhamy
Music
Huda Asfour
Cinematographer
Mohamed Abdel Raouf
Cast
Sayed Ragab, Donia Massoud, Atef Youssef

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