Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Fever Dream

Made in Qatar - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz / Qatar, Poland, United States of America / 2021 / 8 min / Colour / DCP / In English / Arabic 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 Made in Qatar Film Programme programme. Buy your tickets here .


Synopsis

Created in DFI’s Short Documentary Lab with Rithy Panh, ‘Fever Dream’ is a documentary about a reality that is stranger than fiction. Sick with the coronavirus, a couple films themselves in a Qatari quarantine facility—a 20th-floor suite in a five-star hotel with a sea view and sealed windows. From this gilded (and hermetically sealed) cage, the pair look down on the live stream of cars and people below them. Suspended between realities, they pretend to participate in the passing of time as everyone’s fate hangs in the balance.

Director

Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz

Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz is a Polish/American creative producer and artist whose work emphasises cultural hybridity, blurring the lines between genres and exploring the intersections of film with other creative fields. She has produced video/multimedia performance installation artworks for the British Council exhibition 'The Place I Call Home' (2019), 'Qatar Foundation' (2018), and 'Kuwait Pavilion at the Venice Biennale' (2016). Since 2015, Ania has worked with DFI, playing a key role in producing nearly 40 short films and organising the Qumra Shorts film industry programme.

Credits

Producer
Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz
Editor
Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz
Cinematographer
Sebastián Betancur Montoya
Cast
Sebastián Betancur Montoya, Ania Hendryx Wójtowicz, Gloria Amparo Montoya Diez, Nedal Rabhi Hammouda, Marek Wójtowicz