Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

Fever Dream

Made in Qatar, Ajyal at Vox, Ajyal at Katara

Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz / Short Documentary / Qatar, Poland, United States of America / 2021 / 8 min / Colour / DCP
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Social Issues, Identity, Creative Documentary
World 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.

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Synopsis

Created in DFI’s Short Documentary Lab with Rithy Panh, ‘Fever Dream’ is a documentary about a reality that is stranger than fiction. Sick with the coronavirus, a couple films themselves in a Qatari quarantine facility—a 20th-floor suite in a five-star hotel with a sea view and sealed windows. From this gilded (and hermetically sealed) cage, the pair look down on the live stream of cars and people below them. Suspended between realities, they pretend to participate in the passing of time as everyone’s fate hangs in the balance.

About the Directors

Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz is a Polish/American creative producer and artist whose work emphasises cultural hybridity, blurring the lines between genres and exploring the intersections of film with other creative fields. She has produced video/multimedia performance installation artworks for the British Council exhibition 'The Place I Call Home' (2019), 'Qatar Foundation' (2018), and 'Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Biennale' (2016). Since 2015, Ania has worked with DFI, playing a key role in producing nearly 40 short films and organising the Qumra Shorts film industry programme.

Credits

Director
Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz
Producer
Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz
Editor
Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz
Associate Producer
Yassmine Hammoudi
Cinematographer
Sebastián Betancur Montoya
Sound
Séverin Favriau
Mixing
Séverin Favriau
Cast
Sebastián Betancur Montoya, Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz, Gloria Amparo Montoya Diez, Nedal Rabhi Hammouda, Marek Wójtowicz

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