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Drama | Running Time: 10 minutes

2022 / Arabic and Urdu

Country: Saudi Arabia

Directed by: Afnan Bawyan




Wed 06 Dec | 3:25 PM - 4:50 PM
VOX Cinema 5 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
Fri 08 Dec | 9:25 PM - 10:50 PM
VOX Cinema 5 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR

Afnan Bawyan, Mariam Khayat

Voice Cast
Amal Alamoudi, Sophia Hassan, Abdulhameed Aalem, Amal Al-Awlaki, Madina Keder, Yousef M. Jazzar, Leleyan Khlid Alharaz

Afnan Bawyan

Sixty-year-old Hajer is preparing saleeg – Jeddah’s famous rice dish – for a special dinner with her son. Needing vegetables, she rushes outside when she hears the Indian grocer’s bell, but neglects to cover the pot. She wrangles with the vegetable seller; then her son calls to say he isn’t coming. Meanwhile in the kitchen, the rice has fallen into the boiling water where it has expanded, overflowed and is soon billowing through the house and out into the yard, carrying Hajer with it. At last, the neighbours see what is happening and rush to help, shovelling saleeg on to every available plate. After which, everyone being gathered, they join Hajer for a meal that turns out to be special after all.