This year's line-up consists of 52 films from 29 countries, including feature-length narratives, documentaries, and shorts.
MAD Solutions has sent eight films from its distribution list for the third edition of the Amman International Film Festival – Awel Film.
The film festival will take place from July 20 to 27, 2022, in Amman, Jordan.
The line-up consists of 52 films from 29 producing and co-producing countries, including Arab and international feature-length narratives, documentaries, and shorts. In this upcoming edition, the AIFF will be hosting 33 filmmakers, amongst the pool of foreign guests, who will be representing their films and answering questions from the audience.
The films include Our River…Our Sky by Maysoon Pachachi, Soula by Salah Issaad, Streams by Mehdi Hmili, Life Suits Me Well by Al Hadi Ulad-Mohand, and Daughters of Abdulrahman by Zaid Abu Hamdan. MAD Solutions will also screen short films which include When the Sea was Blue by Amr Elseyoufi, 18/11 by Medhat Maged, and Unspoken by Mohammed Alghadhban.
The narrative in Our River…Our Sky (aka Kulshi Makoo in Arabic) is set against a background of sectarian violence in the last week of 2006, between Christmas and the Adha Eid. It tells the stories of ordinary Iraqis trying to live their everyday lives in Baghdad, the capital; despite unpredictable violent events, which put them in peril.
Soula is the story of a single mother whose father expelled her, leaving her homeless with her baby.
Life Suits Me Well is set in the mid-1990s. In a small town in the north of Morocco, Fouad is the only employee at the local post office. When he suffers from a neurological disease, his life changes and a new story begins for Fouad, his wife and their children.
Years after escaping a dictated life, four estranged and offbeat sisters are forced to come together to find their suddenly-missing father in Daughters of Abdul-Rahman.
18/11 follows a story of a woman with a sleepwalking disorder who was accused of murdering her unfaithful husband. Did she kill him while sleeping or was she conscious?