Ajyal Film Festival 2022

All Films

Falafel Cart

Ajyal Competition

Abdullah Al-Wazzan / Short Narrative / Kuwait / 2019 / 14 min / Colour
In No Dialogue
Interests: Animation, Drama, Family
Qatar Premiere

Synopsis

During a stormy night, a lonely falafel cart owner stumbles upon a mysterious flower that whirls him into the memories of his past. ‘Falafel Cart’ deftly puts the audience literally in the heart and soul of the protagonist, allowing them to live his life and memories as if they are their own. The film was inspired by the ongoing conflicts of the middle east, highlighting the impact on people who are merely seeking a better life.

About the Directors

Abdullah Al-Wazzan is a director, producer and writer. Born in Kuwait in 1990, he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2012. He went on to create the animated short film ‘Falafel Cart’ (2014), which was selected for the Dubai International Film Festival.

Credits

Director
Abdullah Al-Wazzan
Screenwriter
Abdullah Al-Wazzan
Composer
Dan Phillipson
Production Company
RoyalTales
Sound
Andrew Vernon
Distributor
RoyalTales

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