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The Forgotten (Al-Mansiyun)

New Voices in Cinema

/ Short Narrative / Syria, Qatar / 2012 / Colour
In Arabic / English subtitles
No Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

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Driven from the Golan Heights some 45 years ago, old Mustafa seeks to return to the house he left behind. Guided by a tough young smuggler, he crosses the heavily fortified Israeli border, but his long journey is confounded by the onset of dementia. As a camaraderie between Mustafa and the smuggler takes root, ‘The Forgotten’ confronts us with a simple but deeply distressing question: How can you go home if you can’t remember where home is?

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