With the Attendance of its Lead Manahel Alawadi
Musk Screens at the Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh
Musk, by Emirati director Humaid Alsuwaidi, will screen at the 17th Dhaka International Film Festival in Bangladesh(January 10-18). With the attendance of its lead Manahel Alawadi, the film will screen on Thursday, January 17 at 9:30 AM (GMT+6) within the festival's Asian Cinema section.
The general theme of the Dhaka International Film Festival is'Better Film, Better Audience and Better Society'. The festival aims to create better understanding of the international film industry in an atmosphere of appreciation of the film culture. This edition will screen 170 films from more than 60 countries.
Musk landed its world premiere at the 15th Festival International du Film Transsaharien de Zagora in Morocco. After giving up a promising career in museum management to attend to his ailing father, Ahmed spends his days managing the family's dying perfume business. This sacrifice and his divorce have made him cynical about human nature and this manifests itself in his relationship with Abdulrahman, his aloof 12-year-old boy. Father and son do not see eye-to-eye, and it is as though they speak in different languages. Ahmed is also rather suspicious that his free-spirited sister is back from her travels in Europe to ensure she gets a nice chunk of the inheritance. Suddenly, Ahmed's ex-wife sues to deny him visitation rights, claiming she doesn't want her son to see his grandfather dying slowly.
Musk received the Post-production Grant 2016 from the Doha Film Institute (DFI). Directed and written by Humaid Alsuwaidi, Musk stars Mohammed Ahmed, Suhail Aljneibi, Dhaen Juma, and Manahel Alawadi. The film is distributed worldwide by MAD Solutions.
Born in Abu Dhabi, Humaid Alsuwaidi is an Emirati screenwriter, director and producer. After working in a traditional office job for a few years, he enrolled in the New York Film Academy in 2010. Upon graduation, he worked on a number of short films, both on set and in post-production. Abdullah (2015), his directorial debut, had its premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival.