Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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Have a Nice Dog!

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Vox

Jalal Maghout / Short Narrative / Germany, Syria / 2020 / 13 min / Colour and B&W / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Drama, Family, 3D Animation, Animation, Middle Eastern, War, Psychological, Psychological Drama
MENA Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.

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Synopsis

Trapped in war-surrounded Damascus, a lonely man is desperately waiting for a chance to leave the country. In his isolation, he loses himself more and more into constant fantasies of escape and monologues. With only his dog for company, he ventures deeper into the darker recesses of his mind. A profoundly harrowing look at the all too unnoticed effects that war can have on mental health.

About the Directors

Gustavo has made films for as long as he can remember. He graduated in Visual Arts at the Federal University of Paraná, where he developed his knowledge on the most diverse fields of art. Gustavo is one of the founders of the animation studio Fish Films and Revolution, a Digital Arts School.

Jalal Maghout is an animation filmmaker who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication from the University of Damascus in 2010. He worked as a teacher at Damascus University before leaving for Berlin in 2013, where he immediately started working on his anima-doc ‘Suleima’. The film about a Syrian female opposition activist was screened at many animation film festivals worldwide. In 2015 he started his master studies in animation directing at The Konrad Wolf Film University of Babelsberg.

Credits

Director
Jalal Maghout
Screenwriter
Jalal Maghout
Producer
Karsten Matern
Editor
Victor Spadotto
Production Designer
Rayner Alencar
Composer
Chico Okabe
Production Company
Fish Films
Distributor
Mira Lumo

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