The film, directed by Lebanese director Bachir Abou Zeid, is set to release across the Arab world soon.
MAD Solutions has released the official trailer for the Lebanese feature film Mafkoud which is directed by Bachir Abou Zeid. The film is set to release across the Arab world soon.
Witnessing a high incidence of Covid-19, the film’s release was recently postponed in Tunisia, following the temporary closure of all cinemas across the country after it was reopened last June.
Marking Zeid’s debut feature film, Mafkoud sheds light on the fate of those who went missing during the Lebanese civil war.
The film follows Sari who was abducted during the war. Now, jailed for the murder of his friend, Sari pleads his innocence to set off and search for his mother. However, he lacks the evidence that proves he did not commit the crime. In the jail, Sari embarks on a journey to his past, delving into his deepest memories, and revealing his true identity.
For the past few years, Zeid worked on short films. His experience in film production includes production designing, writing and directing. Bachir has recently finished working on his upcoming short film Idris, which is directed, written and produced by him.
Zeid also founded the Beirut Film Institute, a production company that aims to produce shorts and feature-length films.
Commenting on the film, Zeid said: “After the end of the war in Lebanon, the fate of thousands of Lebanese became unknown. This tempted me to pose the question: “As she waits for his return, how does a mother remember her lost son? The last time she saw him, what did he say? The colour of his socks before he left? The time of his return? How long did she wait? And how many times did she run to the door thinking that he came back?” I met a woman during my research for the film. She told me how much she was waiting, and that she reached a point where she would rather hear the news of the death of a loved one, rather than live in suspense, not knowing their fate.”