Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

En Route

Ajyal Competition

Marit Weerheijm / Short Narrative / Netherlands / 2019 / 10 min / Colour
In Dutch / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Sports, About Family, Family, Poverty, Children
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.

Screenings

  • Fri, Oct 29, 07:00 PM, (Katara Open Air Theatre) Free screening
    • Q&A: Filmmaker & Producer in attendance
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Synopsis

When nine-year-old Inay and her little brother must join their father on a special trip through the city, the pair try everything they can to cause a delay. They know from experience that if they arrive late at their destination, they will be rewarded with loads of sweet desserts. 'En Route' is an endearing short that portrays sibling solidarity and youthful innocence in the face of challenging living conditions.

About the Directors

Wallace’s writing and/or directing work on four films have grossed nearly $1 billion at the theatrical box office, garnering numerous accolades including Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Wallace wrote the Academy Award winning “Braveheart” and the film “Pearl Harbor.” He also wrote, directed and produced “We Were Soldiers” and “The Man in the Iron Mask.” For his work on “Braveheart,” he received the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay as well as Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. Wallace also authored seven New York Times best-selling novels and provided lyrics for “Mansions of the Lord,” the closing music at President Ronald Reagan’s funeral. In 1999, Wallace founded Wheelhouse Entertainment with the purpose of creating films, music, video games and books.

Credits

Director
Marit Weerheijm
Screenwriter
Marit Weerheijm
Producer
Loes Komen, Eva Verweij
Editor
Fatih Tura
Director of Photography
Dean Semler, ACS/ASC
Production Designer
Tom Sanders
Executive Producer
Bill Johnson, Mike Rich
Cinematographer
Martijn Melis
Production Company
Room for Film
Sound
Luuk Hoogstraten, Tom Jansen
Distributor
Square Eyes
Cast
Inay Heijblom, Alex Dosljak, Mike Libanon, Nanette Boxman, Zouhair Mtazi

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