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Tariq

Spring Grant 2012 - Production Stage
Current project status: COMPLETED

Alaa Abdel Razek Mosbah / Short Narrative / Egypt, Qatar / 2012 / 10 min / Colour / Original Language: Arabic / Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Youth, Based on a True Story

Synopsis

A story of a relationship between a teenager and his mother. Tariq decides to test his manhood for the first time on his 15th birthday, trying to prove to his best friend Ramy that he is a man. In conservative Egyptian society, Tariq buys a box of condoms – his first step into the world of men. His mother finds the condoms in his cupboard, but it is not conceivable to discuss this issue in her home. The mother is alone; her husband is abroad working. What should she do when she discovers what her 15-year-old son has planned?

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Credits

Director
Alaa Mosbah
Screenwriter
Alaa Mosbah
Producer
Alaa Mosbah, Mohamed Salama

About the Director

Alaa Mosbah is from Egypt, and graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2010. His ‘Best Day of My Life’ won the Best Documentary Film award at the 2012 Cairo Cinemobile Film Festival. His short film ‘Café Regular, Cairo’ won the Critics Jury Prize at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.

Awards and Festival History


Festivals

Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2012, in the Arab Short Film Competition (Qatar)

Awards

Won the Best Actor Award at Culture Wheel Short Film Festival 2013
Won the Best Actress at Culture Wheel Short Film Festival 2013

Contacts

  • Main Contact

    Alaa Mosbah

    Company: 
    Shireet studio
    Phone: 
    +20 507 477 713
    Email: 
    alaamosbah12@gmail.com

  • Main Contact

    Alaa Abdel Razek Mosbah

    Company: 
    Shireet studio Filmna
    Phone: 
    +20 507 477 713
    Email: 
    alaamosbah12@gmail.com

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