The Last Friday

Director: Yahya Alabdallah
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The first Jordanian film to participate in the Berlin International Film Festival.
Starring Palestinian superstar Ali Suliman who has been in many Hollywood productions.
The film received a grant from Enjaaz, a Dubai Film Market initiative.
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2011/ Jordan88 min/ Comedy, Family
Original Title
Al Jomaa'a Al Akhira
After the sudden discovery of his illness, a 40-year old father finds himself forced to make peace with the troubling past he left behind years ago. Will he get what he is looking for or is it too late?
Ali Suliman
Fadi Arida
Nabil Kawni
Screenwriter: Yahya Alabdallah
DOP: Rachel Aoun
Editor: Mohammad Suleiman
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Production Company(ies)
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC)
Yahya Al Abdallah
Mohannad Bakri
George David
Fadi Haddad
Majd Hijjawi
Rula Nasser
film festivals
Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
World cinema Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, the Netherlands
Rabat International Festival of Film, Morocco
São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
Chicago International Film Festival, USA
Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey
Malmo Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
Zurich Arabian Film Festival, Switzerland
Madrid Palestinian Film Festival, Spain
Paris Printemps du Cinéma Arabe, France
Carthage Film Festival (JCC), Tunisia
Seattle International Film Festival, USA
Nantes Three Continents Festival, France
Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain
film awards
Special Jury Award at the Fribourg International Film Festival, Switzerland
Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Cinema In Motion Award at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, Spain
“A well-crafted but very downbeat Jordanian drama aimed at festival auds.” Deborah Young - The Hollywood Reporter

The absurdities and complexities of life in contempo Amman are presented with pleasingly understated humor in The Last Friday." Alissa Simon - Variety