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The Last Friday

Director: Yahya Alabdallah
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The first Jordanian film to participate in the Berlin International Film Festival.
Starring the superstar Ali Suliman who has been in many Hollywood productions.

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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
film festivals Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals World cinema Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, the Netherlands
film festivals Rabat International Festival of Film, Morocco
film festivals São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil
film festivals Chicago International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Sarajevo International Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina
film festivals Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada
film festivals Malatya International Film Festival, Turkey
film festivals Malmo Arab Film Festival, Sweden
film festivals Zurich Arabian Film Festival, Switzerland
film festivals Madrid Palestinian Film Festival, Spain
film festivals Paris Printemps du Cinéma Arabe, France
film festivals Carthage Film Festival, Tunisia
film festivals Seattle International Film Festival, USA
film festivals Nantes Three Continents Festival, France
film awards
film awards Special Jury Award at the Fribourg International Film Festival
Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival
Cinema In Motion Award at the San Sebastian International Film Festival
“A well-crafted but very downbeat Jordanian drama aimed at festival auds.” The Hollywood Reporter - Deborah Young

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