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The Rifle, the Jackal, the Wolf and the Boy

Director: Oualid Mouaness
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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 festivals, including the Cannes Film Festival.
The film was shortlisted for the 89th Academy Awards’ Best Live-Action Short Film category.
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2016/ Lebanon19 min/ Drama
Original Title
Al Gafat, Al Wawy, Al Za’ib w Al Walad
SYNOPSIS
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.
CAST
Fidel Badran
Jad Badran
Layal Ghanem
Ali Mneimneh
CREW
Screenwriter: Oualid Mouaness
DOP: Elsy Hajjar
Editor: Jad Dani Ali Hassan
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Production Company(ies)
Tricycle Logic
Producer(s)
Jinana Chaaya
Oualid Mouaness
film festivals
film festivals Cannes Film Festival, France
film festivals Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier (CINEMED), France
film festivals Arab Film Festival, USA
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
film festivals Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico
film festivals Cinephilia Filmmakers to Watch- Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue, UAE
film festivals LatinArab Film Festival, Argentina
film festivals Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals International Adana Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Tangier Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals West Chester Film Festival, USA
film festivals Ajyal Youth Film Festival, Qatar
film festivals Baghdad International Film Festival (BIFF), Iraq
film festivals Psarokokalo International Short Film Festival, Greece
film festivals Tehran International Film Festival, Iran
film festivals Twister Alley Film Festival, USA
film festivals Zinebi - Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film, Spain
film festivals Gijón International Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Arab American Museum, USA
film festivals Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Nasu Short Film Festival, Japan
film festivals Bueu International Short Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Curta Cinema – Rio International Short Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals SHORT to the Point – International Short Film Festival, Romania
film awards
film awards Jury Award at the SHORT to the Point – International Short Film Festival, Romania
Quotes
“Watch The Rifle, The Jackal, The Wolf And The Boy to find out what awaits the family the next day! Enjoy in the rarely captured picturesque location of Baskinta and a story that might become a parable you might want to recite to your children, or perhaps, add to your own.” Nimisha Menon - Indie Shorts Mag

“It’s beautifully filmed and feels organic and raw.” Sasha Stone - Awards Daily