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21st Arab Film Festival

Madayen

Madayen

Directed by Ayman Tamano

Saudi Arabia / 2016 / 66 mins / Arabic / Color

Plays In:
Special: Saudi Showcase

New Parkway Theatre
October 20, 2017 8:05 pm Buy Tickets

Description

With a tongue-in-cheek homage to THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, Jeddah-based filmmaker Ayman Tamano’s found footage “mock-doc” psychological horror ghost story is nevertheless a fright for sore eyes. Set in the notoriously cursed, djinn-infested Madayen Saleh ruins in the north western sector of the Kingdom – a location that has likewise been deemed a UNESCO World Heritage Site – MADAYEN holds its own as a chilling, buddy movie gone wrong campfire creepfest that never hesitates to pause, from time to time, and poke fun at itself, much less the genres it so fluently draws from.


Director's Bio

Ayman Tamano is a freelance videographer and director based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. After winning second place in a video competition held by the Saudi Film Organization and Hyundai KSA in 2012, he went on to direct over 50 corporate films (advertisement, event coverages, and documentaries). Recently, and in collaboration with writer/producer/actor Hakeem Jomah he directed his feature debut, MADAYEN.


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Plays in

  1. Saudi Showcase

    These films represent the best of Saudi filmmaking, reflecting the creativity, culture, and humor of the Saudi people, and most notably: its filmmaker's penchant for crafting boundary-pushing work. AFF is looking forward to bringing these films to American audiences who are intrigued yet often misinformed by the media about Saudi life and values. These filmmakers represent the future of Saudi film and offer a look at its independent film scene American audiences would otherwise not be privy to.

    In This Program: Wasati, Yellow, Madayen


Dates & Times

Plays In:
Special: Saudi Showcase

New Parkway Theatre
October 20, 2017 8:05 pm Buy Tickets