Line of Sight
Spring Grant 2012 - Post-Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED
The film opens with a single shot showing a confrontation between Laila and Sami. Laila, a 22-year-old woman is standing on a balcony on the first floor of her villa, pointing a gun at Sami, a 25-year-old man standing in the street. They are locked in this confrontation since Laila cannot let Sami out of her sight. The film then travels through two opposing timelines: one follows the near-real-time confrontation and its escalation; the other exposes the history of the two characters.
- Aseel Mansour
- Aseel Mansour
- Cindy Le Templier
About the Director
Aseel Mansour is a Jordanian-Palestinian filmmaker. Born in Baghdad in 1977, he moved to Amman in 1991. He received a Masters degree in media psychology from Walden University in Minneapolis in 2010. He is currently directing ‘Line of Sight’, his first feature, in Jordan, through the Royal Film Commission – Jordan’s Educational Film Programme. He is also the winner of the Amman Filmmakers Cooperative’s Award Best Filmmaker of the Year for his film ‘Alert Guns’ (2004).
Production Company Profile
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) was established in 2003, with a mandate to contribute to the development of an internationally competitive Jordanian audio-visual industry through the advancement of human, technical and financial capacities. In addition, it aims to provide comprehensive production support services to local, regional and international productions. The RFC’s Capacity Building initiatives have played a key role in strengthening Jordan’s film infrastructure and raising local and international interest in the film industry in recent years. In 2009, the RFC launched the Educational Feature Film Program. Within the framework of a feature film and under professional mentorship, this initiative is designed to provide an educational and hands-on experience for everyone involved. More importantly, it gives Jordanians the chance to tell their stories.
Awards and Festival History
Dubai International Film Festival 2012, in Muhr Arab Features Competition (UAE)