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

Synopsis

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.

Credits

Director
Meqdad Al-Kout
Screenwriter
Meqdad Al-Kout
Producer
Arnaud Dommerc

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.

Production Company Profile

Andolfi is an independent production company lead by Arnaud Dommerc. The company produces authors from every nationality, willing to explore new narrative and cinematographic aspects. Andolfi intends to claim a production eclecticism that allows their different projects to communicate and embrace the complete field of cinema; Live action, experimental, and documentary. 'Félicité' by Alain Gomis (Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlin Film Festival 2017) and the documentary 'The Graduation' by Claire Simon (Best documentary on cinema - Venice Classics Awards - Venice Film Festival 2016) are a few of the company’s latest examples.

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Arnaud Dommerc

    Company: 
    Andolfi Production
    Phone: 
    +33 950 652 305
    Email: 
    arnaud@andolfi.fr

  • Production Company

    Andolfi Production

    Company: 
    Andolfi Production
    Phone: 
    +33 950 652 305
    Email: 
    production@andolfi.fr

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