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21st Arab Film Festival

Playful Ponderings

79 mins

Playful Ponderings

Empress Theatre
October 19, 2017 7:00 pm

Playful Ponderings

Shattuck Cinemas
October 22, 2017 2:30 pm

Playful Ponderings

Harmony Gold
October 28, 2017 4:00 pm

Description

From dating drama in Bahrain and an abandoned Qatari cinemaplex, to wacky Lebanese nuns and land mine explosions, this eclectic mix of 6 whimsical, albeit socially-concerned short format narrative works will take viewers on a journey of humor, self-discovery, and provocation.

In This Program


  1. Ahmad

    Ameer Ihsan / Iraq / 2017 / 11 mins
    The world outside is dangerous inasmuch as it is liberating.

  2. The Candle

    Nasser Samara / USA / 2017 / 9 mins
    A group of people comically argue the dynamics of privilege and guilt at a friend's birthday dinner.

  3. Five Boys and a Wheel

    Said Zagha / Jordan / 2016 / 19 mins
    School teacher Sameh tries to settle a petty dispute between his son and a group of boys alongside their less-than-yielding parents.

  4. I Have Been Watching You All Along

    Rawda Al-Thani / Qatar / 2017 / 10 mins
    A young Qatari women explores an abandoned cinema as onlookers watch in the shadows. But really: who is watching whom?

  5. Rattled

    Jaafar Almadhoon / Bahrain, UAE / 2016 / 10 mins
    Mohammed's traditional search for a bride has resulted in over twelve rejections. As his opportunities seem to be disappearing, he finds hope in wearing his late father's lucky ring to his next blind date.

  6. Under the Robes

    Michel Zarazir / Lebanon / 2015 / 20 mins
    An isolated convent, where a group of nuns once lived happily, is visited by the Monsignor. He comes to announce that their land will be sold. During the visit, he accidentally steps on a mine that dates back to war times. Everything goes awry, panic sets in, and the faith is questioned as the madness of each of the characters comes to light...

Dates & Times

Playful Ponderings

Empress Theatre
October 19, 2017 7:00 pm

Playful Ponderings

Shattuck Cinemas
October 22, 2017 2:30 pm

Playful Ponderings

Harmony Gold
October 28, 2017 4:00 pm