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Fall Grants 2018 - Development Stage

Meqdad Al-Kout / Feature Narrative / Kuwait, France, Qatar / 2020 / 100 min / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Dark Comedy, Identity


Abbas is a 37-year-old bachelor who still lives with his parents in Kuwait. Passive, immature, and irresponsible, Abbas yearns to break free from his mother’s care and control, to find himself by earning his independence. He leads a mundane life with no actual goals. The comfort of his parents’ home and his high paying government job have turned him into a submissive child-like consumer. His routine begins to change when he meets new people, notably Nasser, who mentors him into adult life.


Meqdad Al-Kout
Meqdad Al-Kout
Arnaud Dommerc
Production Company
Andolfi Production

About the Director

Meqdad Al-Kout is a Kuwaiti filmmaker who graduated from Kuwait University in 2005 with a degree in English literature. He has directed multiple short films, mostly dealing with social satire and comedy. His short film 'Banana' won the special jury prize at the Gulf Film Festival 2009. He completed a masterclass with acclaimed Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami in 2011. In 2016, he completed an intensive filmmaking summer course at La Femis film school in Paris. He has his own YouTube mini-series titled 'World of Swalef' (2015-), mainly depicting slices of life.


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    Arnaud Dommerc

    Andolfi Production

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