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Transit Cities

Director: Mohammad Hushki
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The entire film was shot over the course of seven and a half days only.
The film’s lead stars, Saba Mubarak and Mohammad Al-Qabbani, donated their entire paycheck for the film.
The film won two awards after its world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF).
Transit Cities Poster
2010/ Jordan71 min/ Drama, Family
Original Title
Modon Transit
After separating from her husband, Laila returns from the USA to her hometown Amman only to find that the Jordan she left long ago is now completely different and has a hard time adjusting to these changes.
Mohammad Al-Qabbani
Saba Mubarak
Screenwriter: Ahmad Ameen
Mohammad Hushki
Rula Nasser
DOP: Mahmoud Lotfy
Editor: Mohammed Shehabi
Eyad Hammam
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Production Company(ies)
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan
Mohannad Bakri
George David
Rula Nasser
film festivals
film festivals Dialogue Of Cultures International Film Festival (DCIFF), USA
film festivals Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Montreal World Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Arab Film Festival (AFF ) in San Francisco, USA
film festivals International Film Festival Mannheim-Heidelberg (IFFMH), Germany
film festivals Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
film festivals Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film awards
film awards FIPRESCI Award for Best Feature Film and Muhr Arab Special Prize Award for Best Feature Film at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
President Award at the Dialogue Of Cultures International Film Festival (DCIFF), USA
“The pan-Arab cast is solid, and the rest of the craft package thoroughly pro, with Nadim Sarraj’s evocative score played on traditional instrumentation particularly fine.” Alissa Simon - Variety

“Mohammed Al Hushki’s Transit Cities (Mudon Al Tranzit) is elegantly shot, subtly dramatic and distinctive through its lead performance by the impressive Saba Moubarak.” Mark Adams - Screen Daily