Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

The Best Life (Ahla Haya)

Made in Kuwait

Meqdad Al Kout / Short Narrative / Kuwait / 2016 / 6 min / Colour / DCP
In Arabic, English / English subtitles
Interests: Comedy
Qatar Premiere


Over the course of a day, a man is glued to his smartphone, following his favourite social-media celebrity guru. His apparently mundane life seems a far cry from the glamorous parties she attends and the exciting new products she promotes. His colleagues at work and his friends and the majlis are in the same situation, yet there’s only one thing they get true pleasure from. ‘The Best Life’ is an amusing take on the contemporary obsession for online living.

About the Directors

Meqdad Al Kout has directed nine short films to date, with his ‘Banana’ winning the Special Jury Prize at the Gulf Film Festival in 2009. He completed a master class with Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami in Dubai in 2011, and recently attended a summer programme in filmmaking at La Fémis in Paris. Al Kout has also written and directed several sketches for the YouTube show ‘Sheno Ya3ni’, and has his own YouTube miniseries, named ‘World of Swalef’.


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