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.
A Drowning Man  Poster
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
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
Miami Film Festival, USA
Festival Kinemastik, Malta
Nara International Film Festival, Japan
Athens International Film Festival, Greece
Toronto Palestine Film Festival, Canada
Show Me Shorts !, New Zealand
Nouveau Cinema of Montreal, Canada
Palestinian Film Festival, Australia
Edinburgh Short Film Fest, UK
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur, Switzerland
Festival Combat, France
Souq Film Festival, Italy
Sudan Independent Film Festival, Sudan
Reel Palestine, UAE
London Short Film Festival, UK
San Joaquin International Film Festival, USA
EU Human Rights Film Days, Turkey
Gezici Festival On Wheels, Turkey
Aguilar de Campoo International Short Film Festival, Spain
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain
International Bosphorus Film Festival, Turkey
Festival International du Film de Bruxelles, Belgium
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