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A Young Girl At A Window

Fall Grants 2019 - Production Stage

Mahdi Ali Ali / Short Narrative / Qatar / 15 min / Original Language: French / Interests: Drama


Clara is a young French actress who decides to leave the overcast sky and the aggressiveness of Paris. She leaves to go back and live with her parents in the South of France in Sainte Maxime city. The city is really peaceful, but she doesn’t lose sight of her professional goal, becoming an actress. She goes back and forth between Paris and St Maxime to audition. Clara’s journey swings between hopes and disappointments, dreams and truth, contemplation and dynamism. She is surrounded by various characters who will guide her, some indirectly and others more directly.


Mahdi Ali Ali
Clara Monier
Mahdi Ali Ali

About the Director

Mahdi Ali Ali (Mahdi Al-Sharshani Ali) is a Qatari filmmaker who is charged with the training and education of filmmakers. Since joining the Doha Film Institute, he has successfully worked to provide filmmakers in Qatar with comprehensive learning initiatives led by the industry's major players. Ali is also the Executive Producer and Supervisor for more than 30 short films that have been produced by the Institute. He holds an MFA from EICAR, the International Film School of Paris, and has directed, produced, and written short films, including ‘Champs Elysées, I Love You’ (2009), ‘The Gulf Habibi’ (2011), and ‘Amphitheater’ (2018) as well as others for Al Jazeera Documentary Channel and Al Jazeera Children's Channel.


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