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INSHALLAH A BOY // INSHALLAH WALAD



2023 | DCP | Colour | 113’ | Arabic; Turkish, English sub. | Jordan, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar


September, 19, Tuesday, 20.30, Amfitiyatro

Inheritance law enforced by Sharia courts in Jordan forces women to transfer the rights of deceased family members to male relatives. Nawal is one of many women faced with this daunting problem after her husband's unexpected death, and the brother-in-law soon lays claim to the house occupied by Nawal and her daughter. There is only one solution for the woman to avoid eviction: she must lie to the court about her pregnancy. Nawal and her daughter can live in the family house if the newborn is a boy.


Screened during the Critics' Week programme at Cannes this year, Amjad Al Rasheed's first feature film returned from the festival with two awards and promises to be one of the most acclaimed releases in the upcoming awards season. Inshallah a Boy tells the story of how nurse Nawal met the affluent Lauren. The film is an impressive account of solidarity between two women and reveals the oppression and violence women face in a patriarchal society, regardless of class.


Cannes 2023 | Label Europa Cinemas Award, Gan Foundation Award for Distribution

 

DIRECTOR

Amjad Al Rasheed


CAST

Mouna Hawa, Haitham Omari, Yumna Marwan, Salwa Nakkara, Mohammad Al Jizawi, Eslam AlAwadi, Celina Rabab’a


SCREENPLAY

Amjad Al Rasheed, Rula Nasser, Delphine Agut


CINEMATOGRAPHY

Kanamé Onoyama (AFC)


EDITING

Ahmed Hafez


MUSIC

Jerry Lane


PRODUCERS

Rula Nasser, Aseel Abu Ayyash, Yousef Abed Alnabi,


WORLD SALES

Pyramide International


TURKEY SALES

MUBI

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