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Musk Takes Part in the 1st Al Ain Film Festival

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Musk Takes Part in the 1st Al Ain Film Festival


Following its theatrical tour across its homeland, the UAE, Director Humaid Alsuwaidi's feature film Musk will take part in the 1st Al Ain Film Festival (April 30 - May 3) within its Falcon Emirati Competition - Feature Films. The film will screen on Wednesday, May 1 at 07:45 PM at Hall 6, Star Cinemas, Bawadi Mall.

Al Ain Film Festival is an annual non-profit event that brings together professional filmmakers, promising talents, students and the public from across the UAE. The Festival gives them a chance to watch the latest artistic films and the opportunity to exchange knowledge, share visions, develop cinematic approaches and celebrate the local film industry.

Musk recently screened at the Emirates Short Film Festival and the Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. The film world premiered 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.

The film 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.