Ajyal Film Festival 2022

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Trumpets in the Sky (غداً يأتي الحب)

Ajyal Competition, Ajyal at Vox

Rakan Mayasi / Short Narrative / Palestine, Lebanon, France, Belgium / 2021 / 15 min / Colour / DCP
In No Dialogue / (No Subtitles) subtitles
Interests: Drama
MENA Premiere

Synopsis

Boushra, one of the Syrian potato-picking girls in Lebanon, returns from a long day in the field only to learn that today—her childhood will come to an end. Without dialogue, ‘Trumpets in the Sky’ is a poetic visual contemplation on landscapes and the complexity of human traditions. Part fiction, part documentary, and purposely blurring the distinction, the bleakness of the narrative explores a dark socio-political critique of patriarchy, the repercussions of war, and the myth of sacrifice.

About the Directors

Rakan Mayasi is an independent filmmaker from Palestine, born in Germany and currently based in Lebanon. He studied Cinema, Theatre and Psychology in Lebanon and then received film training with Abbas Kiarostami in South Korea at the Asian Film Academy. He has written, directed and produced several short films. His film ‘Roubama’ was an official selection at the Locarno Film Festival in 2012. His short film ‘Bonboné’ was the recipient of 28 Best Short Awards at international film festivals, namely Küstendorf Film and Music Festival and the 40th Moscow International Film Festival.

Credits

Director
Rakan Mayasi
Screenwriter
Rakan Mayasi, Wahid Ajmi
Producer
Rakan Mayasi, François Morisset, Laura Jumel
Editor
Rakan Mayasi, Marie-Rose Osta
Production Designer
Bshara Atallah
Executive Producer
Joseph Khallouf
Co-Producer
db Studios, Cobalt Films
Music
Hadi Zeidan, Tamikrest
Cinematographer
Pôl Seif
Mixing
Lama Sawaya
Distributor
Salaud Morisset
Cast
Boushra Matar, Azra Al Nazzal, Hussein Ali, Yasser Shlash

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