Ajyal Film Festival 2023

All Films

Silver Linings Playbook (Silver Linings Playbook)

Special Screening

David O. Russell / Feature Narrative / United States of America / 2012 / 120 min / Colour / DCP
In English / Arabic subtitles
Interests: Comedy, Drama
MENA Premiere


After the phenomenal success of ‘The Fighter’, David O. Russell brings us ‘Silver Linings Playbook’. Pat (Bradley Cooper) has just been released from a state institution, where he was sentenced to spend the last eight months to deal with his anger-management issues. Determined to stay positive, repair his marriage and put together the pieces of his shattered life, he moves in with his football-crazed parents (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver) and starts up a friendship with a mysterious young widow (a breakout performance from Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him with his reconciliation. Based on the novel by Matthew Quick, Russell’s new comedy celebrates the idiosyncrasies of his endearingly odd characters with all the warm humour and quirky poignancy that informed his earlier, groundbreaking ‘I Heart Huckabees’.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Born in New York City in 1958, David O. Russell won the Sundance Audience Award in 1994 with his debut feature, ‘Spanking the Monkey’. Other films include ‘Flirting with Disaster’ (1996), ‘Three Kings’ (1999), ‘I Heart Huckabees’ (2004) and ‘The Fighter’ (2010), for which actor Christian Bale won an Oscar. The pair recently announced plans to reunite on an as-yet-untitled project.


David O. Russell
David O. Russell, Matthew Quick
Bruce Cohen, Donna Gigliotti, Jonathan Gordon
Jay Cassidy
Executive Producer
Bradley Cooper, George Parra, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein
Danny Elfman
Masanobu Takayanagi
Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver

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