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The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf and the Boy
A film by Oualid Mouaness
2016/ Lebanon
19 MIN/ Drama
Original Title
Al Gafat, Al Wawy, Al Za’ib w Al Walad
The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf And The Boy is a parable that considers the ethics of seemingly innocuous violence in a warning against the perils of telling lies, misjudging enemies and engaging in actions that perpetuate the cycle of violence.
Fidel Badran
Jad Badran
Layal Ghanem
Ali Mneimneh
Screenwriter: Oualid Mouaness
DOP: Elsy Hajjar
Editor: Jad Dani Ali Hassan
Production Company(es)
Tricycle Logic
Jinana Chaaya
Oualid Mouaness
- Cannes Film Festival - Short Films Corner
- International Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier - Cinemed
- Arab Film Festival in the USA
- Cairo International Film Festival
- Guanajuato International Film Festival
- Cinephelia Filmmakers to Watch- Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue
- LatinArab Film Festival
- Beirut International Film Festival
- International Adana Film Festival
- Tangier Film Festival
- West Chester Film Festival
- Ajyal Youth Film Festival
- Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF)
- Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival
- Tehran International Film Festival
- Twister Alley Film Festival
- Zinebi - Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film
- Gijón International Film Festival
- Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival
- Middle East Now Film Festival
- Arab American Museum in the USA
- Istanbul International Short Film Festival
- Nasu Short Film Festival
- Bueu International Short Film Festival
- Curta Cinema – Rio International Short Film Festival
- Jury Award at the Short To The Point International Short Film Festival
-This coming-of-age parable examines the fragility of fraternal trust and brings into focus the ethics of seemingly innocuous violence and its repercussions.
- It features a beautifully filmed cautionary tale about violence and how it can spiral out of control even with the best of intentions. The film toured more than 20 international film festival including the Cannes Film Festival.
-The film was shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards’ Best Live-Action Short Film category

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