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A Journey To From Love

QFF 2015 - Production/Post-Production Stage

Abdullah Al-Mulla / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2016 / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama


A journey into the mind of someone suffering from loss of love. Not knowing what to do when Hajir leaves him, Ashiq keeps all his feelings inside, allowing the pain to fester within his mind, body and soul. He goes through the five stages of grief – denial, anger, depression, bargaining and, finally, resolution. At each stage, he delves deeper into his soul, until finally, within his heart of hearts, he will see things as they truly are, his pain will be no more and he will be released, able to love again. As the film progresses, we come to realise that these two beings are not only children of Adam, but planets unto themselves – planets with their own, size, shape, wildlife, ecosystems and populace. Though many planets move together in harmony, if the planets Ashiq and Hajir were to come near each other, the cost would be their complete destruction.

About the Director

Abdullah Al-Mulla grew up in Qatar until moving abroad to pursue his university studies. He became involved in film through the Doha Film Institute, where he has worked on numerous short films since 2013. He wrote and directed the short film ‘Old Airport Road’ (2014), which explores the theme of care, and 'Yellow Nights' (2015), a seven-minute, single-shot film. Currently, Al-Mulla is working on ‘A Journey to/from Love’, a screenplay related to the cosmic sense of a relationship, which received a grant from the Qatari Film Fund and is now in post-production.


  • Director

    Abdullah Al-Mulla

    Independent Filmmaker

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