Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Summer Fasting

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Abdenoure Ziane / France / 2020 / 18 min / Colour / DCP2K / In French / Arabic, English subtitles
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

This film is screening as part of Changing Times programme. Buy your tickets here .


Scorching beneath the summer sun, eleven-year-old Kader is determined to observe Ramadan for the first time. He is accompanied on this monumental endeavour by his best friend Rudy, who isn’t Muslim and considers this tradition a new game. To survive the day, the two children must elude hunger, thirst, and boredom. ‘Summer Fasting’ is a light-hearted short about moral duty, friendship and family satiated with a generous serving of humour and candour along the way.


Abdenoure Ziane

Following his bachelor’s degree, Abdenoure Ziane joined Luc Besson’s Ecole de la Cité in the screenplay department. Since 2015, he has worked as a technician and assistant on sets. He is a member of Sans Gêne, a group that organises exhibitions and cultural events in Paris. In 2019 he directed his first short ‘Manifesto’ starring Darina Al-Joundi, Antonio Buíl and Guillaume Cloud-Roussel. His second film ‘Jeûne d’été (Summer Fasting)’ won the Moulin D’Andé Grand Prix and was selected by the Clermont-Ferrand International short film festival.


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