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Five Boys and A Wheel
Director: Said Zagha
Rights:
The film is based on American author Raymond Carver's short story 'Bicycles, Muscles, Cigarettes'.
The film received support from the Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC).
Starring Ali Suliman, who is known for his roles in the Hollywood films The Kingdom (2007), Body of Lies (2008) and Lone Survivor (2013).
2016/ Jordan - Palestine20 MIN/ Drama
Original Title
Khamsat Awlad Wa A’gal
SYNOPSIS
The film is set in Jordan where a young father has to help his son out of a petty conflict with the neighbors. As the parents of each respective family are summoned to discuss the issue at hand, the discussions begin to quickly spin out of control, putting the values of the father to test.
CAST
Ali Suliman
Nadira Omran
Haydar Kfoof
Mohammad Idris
CREW
Screenwriter: Said Zagha
Editor: Ameen Nayfeh, Eyas Salman
DOP: Ahmad Jalboush
Production Company(ies)
AKZ Collective
Producer(s)
Akram Ashqar
Ahmad Al-Khatib
Said Zagha
World premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE within the Muhr Shorts Competition
Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, Egypt
Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), USA
Middle East Now Festival, Italy
MOOOV Film Festival, Belgium
Festival Ciné-Palestine, Paris
Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Sudan Film Screens programme at the Sudan Film Factory, Sudan
Arab Film Festival Australia
Bridge of Arts Motivational Film Festival, Russia
Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, USA
Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon
Malmö Arab Film Festival, Sweden
Arab Film Festival in California, USA
Days of Cinema, Palestine
Boston Palestine Film Festival, USA
Reel Palestine, UAE
Chicago Palestine Film Festival, USA
MONA Film Festival, Belgium
Golden Wahr Award at the Oran International Arabic Film Festival, Algeria
Silver Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival, Mexico
Golden Khanjer Award at the Muscat International Film Festival, Oman
Quotes
“Using a cinematic language, the film shows the conditions of a person living with different types of behaviors and practices that sweep away innocent people into an atmosphere coated with results of everyday violence and fighting that has become prevalent in society. These aspects were set forth before the viewers’ eyes through a simple and enjoyable story in which elements of humor were used to condemn these practices and the pain and ordeals they involve.” Alrai Newspaper (Arabic)