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Behind Closed Doors

Qumra Projects

/ Feature Narrative
In Arabic
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.

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Qatar. Six-year-old Leila wakes up one morning and finds out that her mother, Sara, has left. Leila becomes completely dependant on her father, Ali, especially for emotional support. Days turn into weeks, and Ali cannot take care of Leila by himself. He becomes compelled to hire Rosa as a live-in caretaker. Leila and Rosa quickly forge a strong bond, and the three fall into a comfortable routine, until one day Ali announces that his wife is coming back. When Sara left, she checked herself into a mental rehabilitation centre following a suicide attempt. Her return will threaten the well-being of the entire family.

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