WHEN RED BLOOMS
Experimental | Running Time: 6 minutes
2022 / Arabic dialogue
Country: Saudi ArabiaDirected by: Tala Alharbi
An aspiring Saudi filmmaker seeking a bachelor's degree in Cinematic Arts at Effat University. After working as a crew member on several student short films, she undertook the second edition of the Red Sea Film Festival 48Hr Film Challenge with her team 'Night Owls', winning with her directorial debut "When Red Blooms."
ScriptwriterTala Alharbi, Madawi Alyahya, Lujain Salaam, Natalie Al-Sarraj, Raghdaa Mubarak, Sam Al-Ashari
Winner of the Red Sea's 48-hour Filmmaking Challenge, Tala Alharbi’s film ventures into the mind of a girl who sets unrealistically high expectations of herself, leading to self-destructive behaviours and a morbid fixation on perfection.