The International Poster and Official Trailer for BONBONE Reveal A Bold Adventure Inside Israeli Prisons

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Ahead of Its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

The International Poster and Official Trailer for BONBONE Reveal A Bold Adventure Inside Israeli Prisons


MAD Solutions has released the international poster and official trailer for the short film BONBON by director Rakan Mayasi ahead of its release at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival next September, where it will compete in its Short Cuts section. The film is going to be released in theaters soon.

In less than 16 minutes, BONBON follows a Palestinian detainee, who gets visited by his wife in an Israeli prison, where he serves his time. His wife performs a bold and innovative activity to satisfy their secret desires.

Written and directed by Rakan Mayasi, BONBON stars Saleh Bakri, Rana Alamuddin and Nadera Omran. BONBON is produced by Groundglass235 in co-production with The Postoffice and Mad4Films, in association with db Studios. MAD Solutions is responsible for distributing the film across the Arab world and Salaud Morisset is responsible for its international sales.

Rakan Mayasi is a Palestinian filmmaker who was born in Germany, raised in Jordan, and currently based in Lebanon. Hestudied Filmmaking in Lebanon and then received intense film training with Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami at the Asian Film Academy in South Korea. Mayasi practiced writing and directing in Serbia, Germany, Morocco, and Egypt. In addition to BONBON, he has written and directed the two short films Sea Sonata and Roubama, which screened at the Locarno Film Festival in 2012. Mayasi is currently working on his debut feature film that is based on three different stories.