Short Focus: Competition 2019

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Watch 5 short films who will participate in our competition Best Short Film AFF 2019:
Ales, Rules of the Game, Awakening, Hair: The Story of Grass and Like Salt

The winner will be announced later on the day, at the award ceremony and closing film.
The five competing films are:

The film tells the story of Ales, a woman in her forties who looks back on her rape, a trauma she has carried with her since she was 5 years old. Back to the place of her childhood, Ales adult leads the spectator from the experience of the tragedy to her own deliverance through ellipses and Moroccan cultural representations.
Director Fai├žal Ben- Morocco

Rules of the Game
An arranged marriage puts Sami and Laila in the same bedroom for the first time. As they enter
this new life deepest secrets and scandals are exposed.
Director Fahmi Farahat - Saudi Arabia

Director Amro Ali - Syria

Hair: The Story of Grass
Cultural attitudes towards beauty standards are exhaustively unpacked in this delirious satire, about how hair dictates the social mobility of a put-upon caretaker and her intellectually challenged ward.
Director Maha Al-Saati - Saudi Arabia

Like Salt
Hala, an Arab American female boxer in New York City, and Kendrick, an African American jazz musician, improvise their way through a passive aggressive America.
Director Darine Hotait - USA



31 March 2019 12:30
120 min
Room : LV6

Language : Arabic/ English

Subtitles : English