Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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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


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

Tipped as a future star on BBC's talent hotlist, award-winning filmmaker Nour Wazzi has worked in the industry for over ten years, collaborating on and developing short and feature-length films. She has won awards for a number of shorts, including 'Up on the Roof' (2013) which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival, was selected at over 30 festivals and named Best Short Film at the Naoussa International Film Festival. She has also won Best Foreign Short at the Mexico International Film Festival, where her short 'Shackled' starring Emilia Clarke (‘Game of Thrones’), took the Golden Palm for Best Short Film in 2012. Based on a story by Academy Award nominee Ari Folman (‘Waltz with Bashir’), 'Habibti' (2010) starring Hiam Abbass (‘The Visitor’) and Yasmine Al Massri (‘Caramel’), was selected for more than 40 international festivals, won five awards and was broadcast on the BBC in 2012. Most recently, Nour directed two episodes of the BBC short film series ‘The Break’. She is currently co-writing her debut feature-length film, based on her recent short thriller, ‘Baby Mine’ (2016) starring Alexander Siddig (‘Kingdom of Heaven’).


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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