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J'ai Le Cafard

Spring Grants 2019
Current project status: COMPLETED

Maysaa Almumin / Short Narrative / Kuwait, Qatar / 15 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Women, Drama, Social Issues

Synopsis

Maryam, a single forty-two-year-old office employee is struggling with keeping up the appearances she puts on to cope with her demanding corporate world. When she develops a friendship with a cockroach she encounters in the office toilet, it becomes both her saving grace and cause for angst.

Credits

Director
Maysaa Almumin
Screenwriter
Maysaa Almumin
Producer
Eiman Mirghani

About the Director

Maysaa Almumin was born in Kuwait, lived in the UK, and currently resides in Qatar. She is the writer, director, and producer of several short films, including ‘...And I Am Left Behind’, which was made in participation with Rithy Panh’s Doha Film Institute Documentary Lab in 2021, and ‘J’ai le Cafard’ (Bint Werdan), which was awarded production grants from the Arab Fund for Art and Culture and the Doha Film Institute, premiering at the 2020 Malmö Arab Film Festival in Sweden. Maysaa is also an actor and has performed in numerous short films made by up-and-coming Arab directors, including the award-winning ‘Sh’hab’ and ‘Black Veil’. Maysaa is currently developing her first feature film, ‘Good Grief’, which follows the story of a middle-aged unmarried Arab woman, attempting to exist on the margins of a conservative Arab society.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Malmo Arab FF 2020 (WP)

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Maysaa Almumin

    Company: 
    Independent Filmmaker
    Phone: 
    +97433357845
    Email: 
    maysaaalmumin@gmail.com

  • Main Contact

    Eiman Mirghani

    Company: 
    Independent Filmmaker
    Email: 
    em.mirghani@gmail.com

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