Competing In The Short Film Competition
Five Boys and A Wheel Screens at the MOOOV Film Festival in Belgium
The Jordanian/Palestinian short film Five Boys and A Wheel by director Said Zagha is taking part in the
MOOOV Film Festival in Belgium (April 18 - May 2). The film will be competing in the Short Film Competition with 10 other films from all over the world.
Five Boys and A Wheel made its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) in its
Muhr Short competition. The film had its North American premiere at the 40th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) in February, 2017, while its European premiere was at the Middle East Now Festival in Italy.
Based on American author Raymond Carver's short story 'Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes', the film is set in Jordan where a young father has to help his son out of a petty conflict with the neighbors. As the parents of each respective family are summoned to discuss the issue at hand, the discussions begin to quickly spin out of control, putting the values of the father to test.
The film received support from the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC). Five Boys and A Wheel stars
Ali Suliman, Nadira Omran, Haydar Kfoof, and is produced by Akram Al-Ashqar, Ahmad Khatib and director Said Zagha. MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution across the Arab world.
Said Zagha is a Palestinian filmmaker from Ramallah. He earned his bachelor's degree in English and Film from Ohio's Kenyon College in 2011. Said is currently developing his first feature film, entitled The Girl.
Screening Times of Five Boys and A Wheel at the MOOOV Film Festival (GMT+2)
Saturday, April 22 at 02:00 pm in Brugge
Friday, April 28 at 05:00 pm in Turnhout