The film is a co-production between Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Jordanian filmmaker Amjad Al Rasheed’s Inshallah A Boy will screen at the 70th edition of the Sydney Film Festival, which will run until June 18, 2023.
The film will screen on June 15 at 8:30 PM in Event Cinemas George Street – Cinema 9 and on June 17 at 7:30 PM in Palace Norton Street – Cinema 3.
Recently, Inshallah a Boy, the first Jordanian film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival, won the Gan Foundation Award and Rail d’Or Award during Cannes’ Critics Week.
The film tackles the problematic issue of women and inheritance in Jordan, an issue which is prevalent throughout the Arab world, where, due to antiquated laws, men inherit twice as much as women.
It was also awarded by El Gouna Film Festival and Festival International de Films de Fribourg, as well as supported by Oticons, which will allow it to collaborate with the composers represented by the company.
It also received production and post-production support from Jordan’s Royal Film Commission in two cycles, a monetary prize from the Arab Radio and Television Network at the fifth Cairo Film Connection, and production support from the Doha Film Institute.
Inshallah a Boy won financial support from El Gouna Film Festival worth $5000.
Directed by Amjad Al-Rasheed and co-written alongside Delphine Augte and Rula Nasser, Inshallah a Boy stars Muna Hawa, Haitham Omari, Salwa Nakkara, Yumna Marwan, Mohammad Al-Jizawi, Eslam Al-Awadi, and Cilina Rababa.