The Parrot | Ayny | Mare Nostrum
MAD Solutions Screens Three Films as Part of the Semaine Du Film Arabe des Droits de l'Homme in Rabat
Three films distributed by MAD Solutions will screen as part of the Semaine Du Film Arabe des Droits de l'Homme, held from May 22-26. The films will be screened at CinĂ©ma Renaissance, Rabat. The films are The Parrot bydirectors Darin J. Sallam and Amjad Al Rasheed, Ayny by Ahmad Saleh and Mare Nostrum by directors Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf.
Semaine Du Film Arabe des Droits de l'Homme is held in partnership with ANHAR, The Arab Network for Human Rights Film Festivals, and ARMCDH, a member of ANHAR. Semaine Du Film Arabe des Droits de l'Homme isa one-week long film programme that screens films that are produced and directed in the MENA region, and are addressing regional human rights issues.
About The Parrot
Featuring Tunisian star Hend Sabry and Palestinian star Ashraf Barhoum,along with Yasmine Ben Amara, Eyad Hourani, Firas Taybeh, Lara Sawalha, and Ahmad Al-Madani, The Parrot tells the story of a Mizrahi Jewish family, who emigrate from Morocco, trying to settle into their new life in Haifa, Palestine in 1948. The film is written and directed by Darin J. Sallam and Amjad Al Rasheed and co-written by Rifqi Assaf. MAD Solutions handles the film's distributes in the Arab world.
The Parrot had its world premiere at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Muhr Short competition. The film won the Jury Award at the 7th MalmĂ¶ Arab Film Festival in Sweden and the Best Short Film award at the Palestine Cinema Days, within its Sunbird competition. The film is funded by the German Foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBS), which funds the Best German-Arab film projects. The Parrot received the 2015 Film Prize of RBS in the short fiction category.
Based on true events, Ayny follows two young boys who run away from their mother's protection and slack line on the danger of war to play music with the instrument they always dreamt to own. The film is written, directed, edited and voiced by Ahmad Saleh, music by Nizar Rohana, animated by Frank Pingel, DOP Lionel Poutiaire SomĂ©, produced by Stefan Gieren, and its Arab world distribution is handled by MAD Solutions. The film is a co-production between Germany, Jordan, and Palestine.
Ayny made its world premiere in the Muhr Short competition of the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). The film won the Best of the Best award at the Zayed University Middle East Film Festival (ZUMEFF) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, Best Third Movie - Film Competition from Outside Iraq at the 2nd Qumrah International Film Festival in Iraq, Student Academy Award for Best Foreign Animation, and the main award (Amarji Alsumaria) at the 2nd Amarji International Film Festival For Short Films in Al Najaf, Iraq.
About Mare Nostrum:
The film's events take place in 13 minutes on the shore of the Mediterranean, where a Syrian father and his little daughter flee the civil war in Syria, but the father makes a decision that could endanger his daughter's life. Directed by Rana Kazkaz and Anas Khalaf, and written by Kazkaz, Mare Nostrum stars Ziad Bakri and Zayn Khalaf. The film is a French Syrian Jordanian production. Mare Nostrum is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
Screening Time: Thursday, May 23