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Amal Al-Muftah / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 15 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Family, Children
Qatar 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.



Seven-year-old Lulwa dotes on her elderly grandfather, whom she spends time with every Friday. He is showing early signs of senility – sometimes he forgets his promises, and sometimes he even calls Lulwa by someone else’s name. Still, her time with him is important, even if she has to be extra-patient and remind him of simple things he needs to remember. ‘Smicha’ shows that love is not found in blurry details, but in a powerful bond that never fades.

About the Directors

Amal Al-Muftah was born in Doha in 1994. She started making films in high school, including ‘Al-Kora’ (2013) and the award-winning ‘Alhamali’ (2014). After graduating from high school, she enrolled in Northwestern University in Qatar’s Communications programme. During her first year there, she worked on ‘Smicha’ (2016) with Innovation Films, and ‘Eh fe Amal’ (2015). Her third narrative film, ‘Sh’hab’, is currently in development.


Amal Al-Muftah
Amal Al-Muftah
Ahmed Al Baker, Mohammed Al Hamadi, Khalid Al Jaber, Bassam Al-Ibrahim, George Chalouhi
Pascale Kairouz, Maryam Al-Sahli
Mohammed Jassim Al-Mulla, Hala Al-Emadi
Hala Al-Amari, Mohamed Al-Mullah
Thomas Hines
Production Company
Innovation Films
Rema Al Muftah, Ali Mirza

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