Goin South

Director: Mohammed Alhamoud
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Received a funding grant from the King Abdul Aziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) after winning the Saudi Film Days in 2017.
It toured many prestigious festivals worldwide and landed as the first Saudi film to be selected for the official competition at Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival in France.
It portrays the social and cultural background of the Saudi community.
Ertidad captures a confrontation between the countryside and the urban life in Saudi Arabia.
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2019/ Saudi Arabia14 min/ Drama
Original Title
Ertidad
SYNOPSIS
A newlywed couple pays their first visit to the groom’s hometown in a small Southern Saudi village where they will celebrate their marriage. Nervous and desperate for her in-laws’ approval, the bride, Aya, makes a daring choice, while her husband Nader tries to cope with the consequences. The new relationship is put under its first test.
CAST
Fatima Albanawi
Ayman Mutahar
Alanoud Yousef
CREW
Screenwriter: Mohammed Alhamoud
DOP: Amine Messadi
Editor: Nadia Touijer
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Production Company(ies)
Last Scene Films
Producer(s)
Mohammed Alhamoud
Saleem Homsi
film festivals
Kolkata International Film Festival Kolkata, India
Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF Shorts), Estonia
Lublin Film Festival, Poland
Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France
Redsea International Film Festival, Saudi Arabia
Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands
Cleveland International Film Festival, USA
Quebec City Film Festival, Canada
Bali International Short Film Festival, Indonesia
Arab Film Festival in Tübingen/Stuttgart
XXI Festival Internazionale Corti da Sogni Antonio Ricci, Italy
Alexandria Short Film Festival, Egypt
Corti Da Sogni Antonio Ricci - International Short Film Festival, Italy