'Banat Abdul Rahman' is the debut feature of Jordanian writer/director Zaid Abu Hamdan and AMN’s first attempt at producing a feature film.
Jordanian film Banat Abdul Rahman has won the highly acclaimed People’s Choice Award at the Cairo International Film Festival 2021.
Set in a poor neighbourhood in Amman, the film follows the journey of four sisters leading very different lives, each struggling to overcome personal/social struggles and taboos.
Received with great enthusiasm from the Egyptian public, the film is scheduled for its next screening at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, which is running from December 6-11.
Banat Abdul Rahman is the debut feature of Jordanian writer/director Zaid Abu Hamdan and stars Saba Mubarak, Farah Bseiso, Hanan Hilu and Mariam Kamel Basha.
The film is produced by Pan East Media, Lagoonie Films and Arab Media Network, and has received support from the Royal Film Commission of Jordan.
Tareq Abu-Lughod, CEO of Arab Media Network, which will also handle its release in Jordan, said: “This is our first feature film production after producing four shorts last year. We are grateful for its success and are excited to have it released commercially across the MENA through our distribution partner – Mad Solutions.”
“The People’s Award is an indication that we are moving in the right direction – creating relevant, meaningful films on a budget that are commercially viable and fit for both theatrical and digital releases. Jordan is full of creative talent that is finally getting recognition on the regional and global stage.
“The possibility of having small, local films reach regional/global audiences through theatrical screenings and digital streaming platforms will encourage and enable more cross-border co-productions in the future and create a new wave of unique Arabic independent films to arise.”