The Alleys

Director: Bassel Ghandour
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It won the 'Works in Progress Post-production Development Award' at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and won two awards for films in post-production at Cairo Film Connection of Cairo International Film Festival.
It received support from top-notch film fund institutions in the Arab world, including Royal Film Commission-Jordan, The Jordan Film Fund and Doha Film Institute.
Bassel Ghandour’s Theeb film won BAFTA award for Outstanding Debut and was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at both the Academy Awards and the BAFTAs.
The film competed at prestigious film festivals, including BFI London Film Festival, and Locarno festival, where it landed world premiere at the festival’s iconic Piazza Grande, the biggest outdoor screen in Europe, marking the comeback of Arab Films in Piazza Grande, since 2008.
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2021/ Jordan116 min/ Thriller
Original Title
Al Harra
In a gossip ridden, violent neighborhood in East Amman, a young hustler will stop at nothing to be with his secret lover, but her merciless mother won’t have it. When an extortionist catches the couple in the act, the mother solicits a gangster to put a stop to it all... things don’t go as planned.
Emad Azmi
Baraka Rahmani
Munther Rayahnah
Nadira Omran
Maisa Abd Elhadi
Screenwriter: Bassel Ghandour
DOP: Justin Hamilton
Editor: Eyad Hamam
Production Company(ies)
Bayt Al Shawareb For Media Production
The Imaginarium Films
Lagoonie Film Production
Yousef Abed Alnabi
Rula Nasser
(Shahinaz El Akkad)
film festivals
Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland
BFI London Film Festival, United Kingdom