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Al-Johara

DFI Cinema Under the Stars

Nora Al-Subai / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 26 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Romantic Comedy, Family
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised. Some material may be inappropriate for young children.



Screenings

  • Thu, Nov 8, 07:00 PM, MIA Park
    Free screening Limited capacity
    First come first served

Synopsis

Made a servant in her own home by her evil stepfamily, Al-Johara receives a wedding invitation from an old childhood friend. With the help of a neighbor, an eccentric, traditional old woman, Al-Johara might be able to attend her very first wedding – and finally be like her beautiful sisters.

About the Director

Born and raised in France, Nora Al-Subai is a Qatari writer and director. She graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar with a degree in Computer Science. Her short film, ‘My Hero’ (2013), was named Best Short Film at the Ajyal Youth Film Festival and appeared in the markets of the Festival de Cannes and the Clemont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival. 'Al-Johara' premiered at Ajyal, where it received the Special Jury Award. It also made its way to Cannes and the Sarajavo Film Festival.

Credits

Director
Nora Al-Subai
Screenwriter
Nora Al-Subai
Producer
Rasha Mkachar
Editor
Abdul Jabbar Maki
Music
Najati Al Suloh
Cinematographer
Thomas Hines
Production Company
Doha Film Institute
Cast
Salwa Bakheet, Abrar Sabt, Hassan Saqr Hassan, Nada Ibrahim, Syrina Williams, Safa Moussa

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