Venice International Film Festival Awards 3 DFI-Funded Films

  • Publish date: Sunday، 18 September 2022
Venice International Film Festival Awards 3 DFI-Funded Films

This occurs at a time when Arab cinema is becoming more prevalent in international film festivals.

On Monday, Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani used Instagram to congratulate the three films from the Doha Film Institute that won prizes at the 74th Venice International Film Festival.

With the intention of promoting the growth of the Qatari film industry and providing creators with access to funding and international networking opportunities, Sheikha established the nonprofit Doha Film Institute in 2010.

Alberto Barbera is the festival's director, and La Biennale di Venezia is in charge of organizing it. This year, it ran from August 31 to September 10 at the Venice Lido. The FIAPF formally acknowledges it (International Federation of Film Producers Association).

Nezouh By Soudade Kaadan

Venice International Film Festival Awards 3 DFI-Funded Films

The "Extra Horizons - Armani Spectators Award" was given to Nezouh.

The movie, directed by Soudade Kaadan, is about Zeina, a Syrian girl whose home ceiling is obliterated by a missile in Damascus during the conflict. When she was twelve years old, she finally fell asleep for the first time after being forbidden to even open a window.

She first encounters the outside world when she meets Amer, the boy who lives next door. Zeina begins to feel guilty about her brief delight as she sees her father Mutaz sob at the harm done to his home and way of life.

The decision to leave is made by Amer's family as the degree of violence in Damascus rises. But Zeina's father is convinced that he won't leave his family behind and would stop at nothing to keep them in their home.

However, the women in the family feel they have nothing to lose and join the others who are fleeing.

Dirty, Difficult, Dangerous by Wissam Charaf

Venice International Film Festival Awards 3 DFI-Funded Films

In the movie, Ahmed, a Syrian refugee with hundreds of bullet scars on his body, narrates the tale of how he met Mehdia, an Ethiopian housekeeper, as he was wandering the streets of Beirut looking for metal things to be recycled.

But in their city, such a story seems nearly impossible.

Mehdia was having trouble. Old Ibrahim, her boss, was losing his mind and his wife Leila was unable to care for him. Mehdia decided to leave with Ahmed, and they embarked on an odyssey that eventually brought them to the Eastern border, where Ahmed's family had taken refuge.

Autobiography by Makbul Mubarak

Venice International Film Festival Awards 3 DFI-Funded Films

A young guy who is torn between justice and devotion and who must face the truth about his father figure, a retired general, which could put them both in danger, is the subject of the autobiography, which examines how Indonesia's military dictatorship influenced the country's youth.

Across seven countries, the movie was co-produced by Indonesia, France, Singapore, Poland, the Philippines, Germany, and Qatar.

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