'Full Memory' will screen at the Lantaren Venster theatre on Saturday, June 18 at 2:30 PM.
Egyptian-Luxembourgish director Adolf El Assal will participate in the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, with his short film Full Memory.
The screening will be on Saturday, June 18 at 02:30 PM (GMT+2) at the Lantaren Venster theatre.
Most recently, Adolf El Assal had two films of his co-productions screened at the Cannes Film Festival; Pamfir and Beanie.
Full Memory took part in the Dubai Expo 2020. The film had a screening at the Luxembourg Pavilion, which was an art project based on Connecting Minds, by inviting eight artists from seven different artistic disciplines to collaborate in implementing transdisciplinary projects. Adolf El Assal represented the cinematic speciality.
Starring the Syrian star Mazen Haj Kassem, Full Memory tells the story of Ziad, a young Syrian has left his country during the war ten years ago. He misses his old life and is very excited to have his brother visiting him. Ziad wants to show his brother how life in Europe is but he has to face the dark truth about his past and what has happened to him back home.
El Assal was born in Alexandria, Egypt. He spent his early life between the UAE, UK, France, and Luxembourg. In 2008, El Assal received his Bachelor’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies at Kingston University in the UK.
In 2011, he directed the short film La Fameuse Route, which took part in more than 20 film festivals around the world and received five awards. In 2012, he produced and directed his first feature film Les Fameus Gars, which he successfully distributed in the French-speaking countries. El Assal’s second feature film Sawah had a strong international film festival run with over 100 festival selections, reaping 34 awards. His upcoming feature film Hooped is slated for 2023. El Assal has also directed five episodes of the Belgian comedy series Baraki.
El Assal is also a Berlinale Talents as well as an EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneur) and Screen Leaders Alumni.