Kuwait's Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre will screen the film on October 18, 22 and 25.
The debut feature by Jordanian filmmaker Zaid Abu Hamdan, Daughters of Abdulrahman, will be screened at the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre in Kuwait on Tuesday, October 18 at 9:00 PM (GMT+3); Saturday, October 22, at 8:45 PM; and Tuesday, October 25, at 6:30 PM.
Recently, the film won the Audience Award at the Middle East Now Festival during the closing ceremony on Sunday, October 9. This marks the film’s fourth award. It had already won the same award at the FEST New Directors New Films Festival, Portugal; the San Diego Arab Film Festival, USA; and the Cairo International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere.
The Middle East Now Festival marks the first stop of the film’s tour outside the Arab borders during autumn. In October, it joined the Arabisches Filmfestival in Germany, as well as the 10th edition of the Calgary Arab Nights Film Festival in Canada. It is scheduled to screen at the Arab Film Festival Zurich in Switzerland this November.
The film is also being screened in Jordanian cinemas for the eighth week in a row, making it the first Jordanian film to screen that long in cinemas. Also, the film has been screened at Amman International Film Festival-Awal Film and was well received.
The film follows the storyline of Zainab who wakes up to a shocking discovery that could defame her in the neighbourhood. She quickly calls for her sister’s aid. Yet, fiery Amaal has her own secret struggle and is not having her sister Samah, who is too busy to be there. Meanwhile, Khitam tries to focus on her own mission.
Written and directed by Zaid Abu Hamdan, Daughters of Abdulrahman stars Saba Mubarak, Farah Bsaiso, Hanan Al Hilo, Mariam Al Basha, and Khalid Al Tarifi. It is produced by Pan East Media (Saba Mubarak & Aya Wuhoush), Lagoonie Film Production, Wika Production and Distribution, and Arab Media Network. MAD Solutions handles the film’s distribution in the Arab world.
The film received several funds, including the Doha Film Institute development fund, the Jordan Film Fund of the Royal Film Commission development and production funds, as well as a fund from CineGouna Platform (post-production) at El Gouna Film Festival. The film was also selected among the finalist projects at the Tribeca Film Festival – All Access programme, and selected for RFC Rawi Screenwriters Lab.