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The Borrowed Dress Vies for 3 Awards at the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema

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World Premiere of Director Leen Alfaisal's Documentary Film

The Borrowed Dress Vies for 3 Awards at the London International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema


The documentary film The Borrowed Dress by director Leen Alfaisal is going to compete for three awards at the London International Filmmaker Festival Of World Cinema, organized by the Film Festival International (February 10-17, 2018), where the film will make its world premiere.

The Borrowed Dress is going to compete for the Best Foreign Language Documentary, Best Director of a Foreign Language Documentary and the Best Editing of a Short Documentary.
Established in 2006, the Film Festival International organizes six international film festivals held in the cities of Berlin, London, Nice, Madrid, Amsterdam and Milan. The festival aims to bring together young filmmakers and film professionals from around the world.

Grandmother Susu (80 years old), her daughter Doaa (50 years old), and her grandchild Saad (16 years old) are forced to flee Syria after the beginning of the revolution to live in different scattered places, with the one thing left to share being their desire to reunite. The details of their personal stories and human experiences are microcosms of two stories: one of a population that has spread all over the world, and the other of a homeland that might have changed forever.

Written and directed by Leen Alfaisal, The Borrowed Dress is produced by Sarah Hassan in cooperation with Creative Media Solutions production company. The film stars Siham Abu Nabbout, Doaa Al Zoabi and Saad Alkuwatly. The Borrowed Dress is distributed by MAD Solutions in the Arab world.

Leen Alfaisal is a Dubai-based video producer and camera-woman working at CNN International. Alfaisal graduated with honors from the American University in Dubai, with a major in journalism and a minor in Middle Eastern Studies and documentary film.

The Borrowed Dress is her first venture into feature documentary directing. She directed her first short documentary film, Without a Frame, during university, which made it into the final selection of Original Narrative Student Short Film Festival in Dubai and Arab Short Film Festival in Beirut.