A mysterious man asks a sculptor for a strange request: to create certain parts of his body in clay. Upon receiving the finished art, the next action is even stranger. Who is this man and what does he want? This short narrative traverses through the concepts of life, death, the meaning of true existence and the path of a soul. Best Emirati Film, First Prize Short Narrative Competition Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011.
Beginning with an Omani family's traditional Hol Hol celebration of their child's first birthday, award winning filmmaker Maitham al Musawi takes us on a vibrant and mysterious journey into the future, each stage of life from boy to adolescent to old man connected by symbolism.
Abandoned by both parents and left with her little sister in their grandmother's care, Sarah is like her teenage friends, wanting time and freedom to hangout, but generational tension erupts between her and Teta. Set in Byblos, an historic town in Lebanon with a prominent Maronite Christian community, a family's life is turned upside down when their iconic Virgin Mary statue sheds tears.
Mariam is instructed by her doctor to sunbathe in order to reverse the vitamin D deficiency that is causing her a bone illness. But with nosy neighbors, an overbearing sister-in-law and Israeli surveillance planes, private moments under the sun are precious and rare.
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