Short fiction films from Bahrain will be showcased at the fourth Gulf Film Festival in Dubai. The two Bahraini films shortlisted from 11 entries are competing in the Festivals Gulf Competition in the shorts category, and are among the 38 short films from the region vying for honours. Director Mohammed Jassims thriller The […]
Short fiction films from Bahrain will be showcased at the fourth Gulf Film Festival in Dubai.
The two Bahraini films shortlisted from 11 entries are competing in the Festivals Gulf Competition in the shorts category, and are among the 38 short films from the region vying for honours.
Director Mohammed Jassims thriller The Power of Generations shines a light on the developments that the region has witnessed from the beginning of time. A commentary on progress, its fragility and the importance of maintaining development, the film revolves around a man sitting in a chair in the desert, when the world around him starts to evolve and devolve.
Lulwa by Osama Al Saif focuses on the sensitive issue of sexual harassment, from a personal to the community level. The film tells the story of the glamorous Lulwa, who is harassed by a family member as well as a leading community figure, and the repercussions within her family and the reactions of the community at large as the wrong people are implicated in the traumatic incidents.
Masoud Amralla Al Ali, Festival Director, Gulf Film Festival, said: The short films from Bahrain highlight the rich talent in the country, and their bold outlook at experimenting through different narrative structures and cinematic techniques. The showcase from Bahrain is a true complement to the diverse roster of films from the Gulf region screened at the festival.
The Gulf Film Festival includes Gulf-wide, student and international shorts competitions, as well as out-of-competition segments, a childrens cinema segment, a focus on experimental filmmaker Gerard Courant, a master class by renowned director Abbas Kiarostami and a series of workshops and discussions. All Gulf Film Festival films are free and open to the public.
The Festival, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Majid Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) will run from April 14 to 20, 2011, at Dubai Festival City and will screen more than 150 films free to the public.