Director: Salma Murad
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Winner of Best First Work at the Saudi Film Festival
World premiered at the Red Sea International Festival’s New Cinema/New Saudi Section
Matchstick Poster
2022/ Saudi Arabia15 min/ Psychological Drama
Original Title
The film follows the story of Osama – a young man caught in a quarrel between his emotions and memory as he tries to find a thread leading to answers.
He tries to awaken the part of himself that gives him reason, but his reasoning is brutal, maybe even abusive.
Naif AlDaferi
Nawwaf AlDaferi


Screenwriter: Salma Murad
DOP: Fadi Abu Ali
Editor: Hisham Fadel
Sound: Waleed Alawi

Production Company(ies)
The Orange Attitude

Bayan Jamal, Noura Alimam

film festivals
Red Sea International Film, KSA
Saudi Film Festival, KSA
Cyprus International Film Festival, Cyprus
Djerba Film Festival, Tunisia
META Film Festival, UAE
Bahrain Film Festival, Bahrain
film awards
Best First Work at the Saudi Film Festival