Winner of the Best Emirati Film Award at Al Ain Film Festival
Screening of Musk at the Jagran Film Festival in India
Director Humaid Alsuwaidi's feature film Musk will screen within the events of the 10th Jagran Film Festival (JFF) in India (18 - 21 July). The screening will be held on Thursday, July 18, at 05:30 (GMT +5:30) at Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi, with the attendance of the film star Manahel Alawadi.
The Jagran Film Festival (JFF) is the biggest travelling festival around the world. JFF aims to create and spread a culture of cinema appreciation, in addition to establishing a platform that delivers great content to audiences all over the world.
Most recently, Musk won the Best Film award at Al Ain Film Festival. The film screened at the Emirates Short Film Festival andthe Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi. Musk landed its 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 son. 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.