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Nour Wazzi / Short Narrative / United Kingdom / 2013 / 11 min / Colour / DCP
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Drama, Thriller, Historical Drama
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance advised for viewers under the age of 15. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or over.


  • Playing in: Bader Short Films 1
  • Fri, Dec 5, 08:30 PM, Katara Building 12, Theatre A (K12-A)
    Free screening


Emilia Clarke (‘Game of Thrones’) stars in this tale of a young woman’s plan to flee with her husband from the travelling circus that holds her prisoner. While she waits in darkness for her opportunity to escape, her imagination runs wild and paranoia soon takes hold. Clarke’s perfectly tense performance coupled with the film’s unsettling atmosphere make for a psychothriller that delivers a disturbing jolt of uncertainty. ‘Shackled’ won the Golden Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival.

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About the Directors

Over the past ten years, producer-director Nour Wazzi has amassed awards for a number of shorts, including 'Up on the Roof', which stars Maisie Williams ('Game of Thrones') and Earl Cameron ('Inception'), was named Best Film at Naoussa and won the Jury Special Mention at Magma; 'Shackled', starring Emilia Clarke ('Game of Thrones'), which won the Golden Palm at the Mexico International Film Festival; and 'Habibti', starring Hiam Abbass ('The Visitor') and Yasmine Almassri ('Caramel'), which was selected for over 30 festivals and won five awards internationally. Nour has a number of projects in the pipeline, including the feature-length dark comedy ‘The Opposite of Everything’, which has recently been shortlisted for the BFI/Film London/BBC Films Microwave scheme.


Nour Wazzi
Ellie Emptage, Shirine Best
Ellie Emptage, Nour Wazzi, Shirine Best
Jason Krasucki
Alexandra Benedict, Tris Taylor
Sam Care
Sales Company
Panacea Productions
Production Company
Panacea Productions
Emilia Clarke, Hadley Fraser

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