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Comedy and Dark Comedy | Running Time: 17 minutes
2022 / Arabic dialogue
Country: Saudi ArabiaDirected by: Maha Al-Saati
Maha Al-Saati is a filmmaker interested in women’s stories in the Arab World. She is an alum of the TIFF Filmmaker Lab 2020, TIFF Writers’ Studio 2021, and received the Share Her Journey Award 2020/2021. Her shorts include “Hair: The Story of Grass” (2018), an official selection of Fantastic Fest 2018 and Slamdance 2019 and has won her The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) residency 2021. Her feature project “Hajj to Disney” was developed with the Red Sea Lodge and TorinoFilmLab 2019, and won development awards from El-Gouna Film Festival 2020 and Red Sea Fund 2022.
ProducerAbdulaziz Altuwaijri, Jomana Alquraish
CastMotasem Nasser, Sara Taibah, Hatoon Alrefaie, Aisha Al Rifaie, Majed Al Turki, Anas Al Omair, Saad Mo Saud, Faisal Essa, Omar Alqahtani, Abdulmajeed Alrushaid, Ahmad Ibraheem, Mohammad Al-Shehab, Rand Al Gosaibi
ScriptwriterMaha Al-Saati, Motasem Nasser
Set in 1987, a young black Saudi man attempts to impress a girl by mimicking the music video of Crown, an iconic singer from that time.