release date May 28 2024
Firas Al-Taybeh's acclaimed short THE WOODLAND heading to Arab Film Festival Rotterdam
Firas Al-Taybeh's THE WOODLAND is set to be featured at the upcoming edition of the Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, which is set to take place from May 30th to June 2nd in the Netherlands. 
As part of the festival's Arab Shorts I Program, the captivating movie will be screened on June 1st at 12 pm, with Al-Taybeh himself scheduled to attend the event and answer any questions about the film.
THE WOODLAND follows two estranged brothers who find themselves in the untamed wilderness as they embark on a journey to bury their father. 
Reunited in the wake of tragedy after years of tense separation, the two brothers find themselves at a crossroads where they need to confront their shared past before making a pivotal decision.
MAD Solutions’ sales arm MAD Distribution is handling the movie’s sales in the Arab-speaking region. 
Firas Al-Taybeh is a Jordanian filmmaker and actor who initially pursued his passion for the arts at Jordan University, before honing his skills in filmmaking at the prestigious Red Sea Institute of Cinematic Arts. 
With over five years of experience teaching at SAE College Jordan, Al-Taybeh has written and directed a number of acclaimed fiction and documentary short films, including AL WADI and AN INVISIBLE FACE. As an actor, his diverse filmography spans features, drama series, and shorts such as FARHA, WHEN I SAW YOU, and KABREET 45.