The Curve

Director: Rifqi Assaf
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The film received many funds such as the Crossroads Fund, the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture (AFAC) in 2012, and the Jordan Film Fund managed by the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC) in 2012.
The film features Palestinian star Ashraf Barhom, who is known for his roles in the films The Kingdom (2007), Agora (2009) and Clash of the Titans (2010).
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2015/ Jordan - Egypt - France - UAE81 min/ Drama
Original Title
Al Muna’taf
Radi, who leads a reclusive life in his own van, finds himself on a road trip with three strangers, which alters his clockwork and very private lifestyle.
Ashraf Barhoum
Fatina Layla
Mazen Moadam
Ashraf Telfah
Screenwriter: Rifqi Assaf
DOP: Piotr Jaxa
Editor: Doaa Fadel
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Production Company(ies)
The Imaginarium Films
Film Clinic
Eaux Vives Productions
Rula Nasser
Mohamed Hefzy
film festivals
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
East End Film Festival (EEFF), UK
Arab Film Festival Amman, Jordan
Seattle International Film Festival, USA
Festival International de Cinéma et Mémoire Commune de Nador, Morocco
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF), USA
Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
film awards
Golden Reel Award for Best Actor at the Tiburon International Film Festival (TIFF), USA
Best Actor Award at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
“The Curve is both haunted and haunting; schoolboys and soldiers by the side of the road seem like fragments of a memory.” Fionnuala Halligan - Screen Daily

“It was a notable choice for the scenes which are intended to intersect with other distant ones, in time and place. This is not easy for any director because the issue is not just editing as much as a confident vision of where and when to use such scenes.” Asharq Al-Awsat (Arabic)

“An adventure of a different kind that allows an individual to change and be freed from special constraints.” Esraa El Radayda - Al Ghad