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A Drowning Man

Director: Mahdi Fleifel
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Nominated for the BAFTA’s Best Short Film.
Mahdi Fleifel’s debut fiction film.
Received the Development funding from the Danish Film Institute and the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) Grant.
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2017/ Denmark - UK - Greece15 min/ Fiction, Drama
Original Title
Rajol Yaghraq
SYNOPSIS
Drowning in sorrows and hardships, a refugee struggles to survive another day in a foreign country.
CAST
Atef Alshafei
Jalal Qaniry
Mounir Alkhateeb
Rebih El-Saleous
CREW
Screenwriter: Mahdi Fleifel
DOP: Vasco Viana
Editor: Michael Aaglund
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Production Company(ies)
Final Cut for Real
Nakba FilmWorks
Producer(s)
Patrick Campbell
Maria Drandaki
Mahdi Fleifel
Signe Byrge Sørensen
film festivals
Cannes Film Festival, France
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
BFI London Film Festival, UK
Encounters International Film Festival, France
Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
Denver Film Society, USA
Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia
Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
24FPS International Short Film Festival, USA
Asiana International Short Film Festival, South Korea
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico
Milan Film Festival, Italy
Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece
Rio de Janeiro Curta Cinema, Brazil
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland
Montréal Festival of New Cinema, Canada
Les Arcs European Film Festival, France
Geneva International Film Festival - Tous Écrans, Switzerland
Dokufest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film awards
Best Fiction Short Film at the Dokufest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival, Kosovo
Grand Prix International at the Cork International Film Festival, Ireland
Silver Spike Award for Best Short Film at the Valladolid International Film Festival, Spain
Best Muhr Short Film Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Quotes
“A powerful portrait of desperation, haunting, it's as close an observation of isolation as one might hope for.” Andrew Robertson - Eye for Film