Four films will compete in the Feature Film Narrative category and three films will compete in the Short Film Competition.
MAD Solutions has sent seven films from its distribution list for the eighth edition of the Tripoli Film Festival in Lebanon, which will take place from September 22-29.
Four MAD films compete in the Feature Film Narrative Competition including Streams, by Mehdi Hmili, Soula, by Salah Issaad, Daughters of Abdul-Rahman, by Zaid Abu Hamdan and The Alleys by writer-director Bassel Ghandour. Meanwhile, three films will compete in the Short Film Competition which includes Unspoken, by Mohammed Alghadhban, Arnoos, by Samer Battikhi, and 1+1 by Alaa Mahmoud.
Written and directed by Mehdi Hmili, Streams stars Afef Ben Mahmoud, Iheb Bouyahia, Zaza, Sarah Hannachi and Slim Baccar and features music composed by Amine Bouhafa. MAD Solutions manages the film’s distribution across the Arab world. Streams is a joint production between Yol Film House (Tunisia), Tarantula (Luxembourg), MPM Film (France), Clandestino Production (Tunisia) and in association with Allam Film (USA).
Soula is the story of a single mother whose father expelled her, leaving her homeless with her baby. Soula finds herself going from one car to another with other people while looking for a safe location to stay the night. Throughout a night full of unfortunate events along the roads of Algeria, Soula tries her best to change her destiny, but fate has another saying.
Soula is produced by Issaad Film Productions (the three brothers Taqi Eldin, Abdelghafour, and Salah Issaad). The film starring Soula Bahri, Idir Benaibouche, and Franck Yvrai.
Daughters of Abdul-Rahman 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 Abdul-Rahman stars Saba Mubarak, Farah Bsaiso, Hanan Al Hilo, Mariam Al Basha, Khalid Al Tarifi and Mohamed Al Gizawi. It is produced by Pan East Media (Saba Mubarak & Aya Wuhoush), Lagoonie Film Production, Wika Production and Distribution, and Arab Media Network. MAD Solutions manages the film’s distribution in the Arab world.
The story of The Alleys is set in East Amman’s gossip-ridden, hazardous neighbourhood, where a young hustler will go to any length to be with his hidden sweetheart, but her merciless mother will not allow it. When an extortionist catches the couple in the act, the mother seeks the assistance of a gangster to put an end to it all… but things don’t go as planned.
The Alleys is written and directed by Bassel Ghandour and stars Emad Azmi, Baraka Rahmani, Munther Rayahneh, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadira Omran, and Nadim Rimawi. The film is produced by Bayt Al Shawareb (Yousef Abed Al-Nabi), The Imaginarium Films (Rula Nasser), and co-produced by Lagoonie Film Production (Shahinaz El Akkad).
Written and directed by Mohammed Alghadhban, Unspoken stars Asaad Abdulmajeed, Nayan Altalabani, Noor Alhuda, and Om Ali, and is produced by Rola Films and Enki Film Academy. MAD Solutions manages the film’s distribution in the Arab world.
Arnoos is written and directed by Samer Battikhi, and stars Saba Mubarak, Ahmed Al Omari, Ziad Bakri, Fadi Haddadin, and Mohammed Idris. It’s produced by Pan East Media and Sierra Bravo Productions and is distributed across the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
Written and directed by Alaa Mahmoud, 1+1 stars Amir ElMasry and Sarrah AbdelRahman. It is produced by Cairo Imperia ( Mostafa Bahgat) and is lensed by Mario Ghaly. MAD Solutions manages the film’s distribution across the Arab world.