The event will close with Egyptian film 'Hamel al-Lakab'.
MAD Solutions has sent 11 films from its distribution list, which includes eight feature films and three short films, for the 12th edition of the Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden.
The film festival is scheduled to take place from May 4 to 9, 2022.
Among these films is Daughters of Abdul-Rahman, directed by Zaid Abu Hamdan and starring Saba Mubarak, which is selected as the opening film for the festival.
MAFF aims to screen films from different Arab countries for the foreign communities residing in Sweden that include almost 175 nationalities. The festival attracts thousands of filmmakers annually, including directors, actors, producers, and film enthusiasts from around the world. This year’s edition features 56 films (31 features and 25 shorts), produced by 14 Arab countries.
The Feature Film Competition will witness the screening of Jordanian film The Alleys, written and directed by Bassel Ghandour, Tunisian film Streams by director Mehdi Hmili, Moroccan films Our River…Our Sky by Maysoon Pachachi, Life Suits Me Well by Al Hadi Ulad-Mohand, as well as Algerian film Soula by director Salah Issaad.
On the other hand, the Short Film Competition will feature the Jordanian film Arnoos, by Samer Battikhi, and the two Palestinian films By the Sea by director Wisam Al Jafari, and Lovesick in the West Bank by Said Zagha.
The two Tunisian films I’ll go to Hell by Ismahane Lahmar, and Communion by Nejib Belkadhi, will also join the Arabian Nights competition.
Egyptian comedy film Hamel al-Lakab (The Title Holder) has been chosen as the closing film of the Malmö Arab Film Festival on May 9.
The film, currently showing in Egyptian theatres, premiered at Egypt’s Zamalek Cinema in February and saw a wide release of 60 theatres – it was even screened at the 11th edition of the Luxor African Film Festival.