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Jordanian Premiere of The Journey at the Franco Arab Film Festival
After a successful tour at international film festivals, The Journey by director Mohamed Al-Daradji is landing its Jordanian premiere at the 24th edition of the Franco Arab Film Festival (24 June - 1 July).The film will screen on Tuesday, June 26 at 09:00 pm at the Royal Film Commission - RFC in Amman. The film is scheduled to release in Jordanian cinemas soon.
The screening will be attended by the film's director Mohamed Al-Daradji. The Franco Arab Film Festival is organized by the Institut FranÃ§ais in Jordan in collaboration with the Royal Film Commission - RFC.
Most recently, The Journey participated at the 2ndCairo Cinema Days and also won the Jury Award and Best Actress Award at the Muscat International Film Festival. The film also won the Special Jury Award at its Egyptian premiere at the Sharm El-Sheikh Film Festival.
Set in Baghdad in 2006. As Sara stands on the cusp of committing an unthinkable act, an unforeseen and awkward encounter gives her the opportunity to witness the potential consequences of her destructive action. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt?
The Journey was released in Iraqi theaters and toured more than ten film festivals around the world. The film landed its Arab world premiere at the 14th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Muhr Feature competition. It also competed in the official competitions of the BFI London Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and the Busan International Film Festival. The Journey made its US premiere at the Miami Film Festival.
Directed by Mohamed Al Daradji, who co-wrote the film with Isabelle Stead, The Journey stars Zahraa Ghandour and Ameer Jbara. The film is produced by Human Film, Iraqi Independent Film Center (IIFC), in cooperation with Lionceau Films, Iraq Al-Rafidain and Iraqi Media Network. The Journey received grants from the Doha Film Institute, AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, World Cinema Fund (WCF), the Centre National du CinÃ©ma et de l'image AnimÃ©e (CNC) of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Institut FranÃ§ais, Netherlands Film Fund, SANAD Development Fund (Abu Dhabi Film Festival) and Screen Yorkshire. The film is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.