ME & AYDAROUS
Comedy and Drama | Running Time: 8 minutes
2022 / Arabic
Country: Saudi Arabia and United States of America (USA)Directed by: Sara Balghonaim
Sara Balghonaim is currently pursuing her Master of Fine Arts in Film & TV Production at New York University. Her directorial debut “Me & Aydarous” had its premiere at the Aspen Shortsfest and screened in official selection at Palm Springs International Shortfest in 2023. Sara also recently produced Sweet Refuge, winner of the Directors’ Guild of America Student Award.
ProducerSalman Almusaad, Raed Alsemari, Maryam Sindi
CastIda Alkusay, Saleh Alshirian, Ballah Mohammed Alfadhel
Jude manages to coerce her disapproving family chauffeur, Aydarous, into taking her to meet a date, but he is not going to be deflected from letting her know he doesn’t approve. Harking back to 20 years to a time when young women in Saudi Arabia were more restricted than they are now, the film is entirely filmed in a cramped van: for many girls of that generation, the nearest thing there was to a private space, albeit with a chaperone. Over the course of a night, Jude must find creative ways to get rid of Aydarous so that she and her boyfriend can have some time together.
VOX Cinema 4 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
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