Daughters of Abdulrahman

Director: Zaid Abu Hamdan
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A four-time-award-winning film
Had a successful run in Egypt, the UAE, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait
Had a sold-out screening at Amman International Film Festival - Awal Film
Had its world premiere at the International Competition of the Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), where it won the Audience Award
Directed by Zaid Abu Hamdan, whose credits include the short film Bahiya & Mahmoud, which was the official Jordanian submission to the Academy Awards and won the Best Film Award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest in 2011
Features a star-studded cast, including Saba Mubarak and Farah Bseiso
Won two post-production awards presented by the Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) and Rotana Group at the CineGouna SpringBoard, which was held within the CineGouna Platform of the El-Gouna Film Festival
Received grants from the Doha Film Institute, Tribeca Film Institute, and the Jordan Film Fund (JFF)
Daughters of Abdulrahman Poster
2021/ Jordan - USA - Qatar112 mins/ Drama, Comedy
Original Title
Banat Abdulrahman
SYNOPSIS
Years after escaping a dictated life, four estranged and offbeat sisters are forced to come together to find their suddenly missing father. In their secret for their father, secrets are revealed and more.
CAST
Saba Mubarak
Farah Bsaiso
Hanan Al-Hilo
Mariam Al-Basha
CREW
Screenwriter: Zaid Abu Hamdan
DOP: Ahmad Jalboush
Editor: Dina Farouk
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Production Company(ies)
iProduction
Pan East Media
MAD Solutions
Lagoonie
Arab Media Network
Producer(s)
Zaid Abu Hamdan
Aya Wuhoush
Saba Mubarak
film festivals
CIFF, Egypt
Red Sea International Film Festival, Saudi Arabia
Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden (featured in the opening night)
San Diego Arab Film Festival, US
Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
Arab Film Festival in San Fransisco, US
Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy
FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival, Portugal
Amman International Film Festival - Awal Film, Jordan
Arab Film Festival in Germany
Calgary Arab Film Nights Festival, Canada
Lebanese Film Festival, Canada
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
ANA Contemporary Arab Cinema Festival, USA
film awards
Audience Award (Youssef Cherif Rizkallah Award at the CIFF)
Audience Award at San Diego Arab Film Festival, US
Audience Award at Middle East Now Film Festival, Italy
Audience Award at FEST – New Directors/New Films Festival, Portugal
Special Mention at Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
Arab Radio and Television Network (ART) Award at El-Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (during post-production)
Rotana Media Group at the El-Gouna Film Festival, Egypt (during post-production)
Quotes
“The film tackles several issues that women in our Arab society are still suffering from,” Ola El-Shafie - ElWatan Website (Arabic)

“The film’s script is full of details that reflect the director’s apt knowledge of women and the worlds they live in, resulting in vivid and vibrant characters,” Ola El-Shafie - ElWatan Website (Arabic)

Zaid Abu Hamdan made a bold film on the taboos that women suffer from – a topic that filmmakers, especially in the Levant region, hardly dare to address,” Malek Khouri - Kitabat (Arabic)