Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Khadiga

Ajyal Competition - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Morad Mostafa / Egypt, France / 2021 / 20 min / Colour / DCP2K / In Arabic / English subtitles
Rated: Mature subject matter. May not be suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas

This film is screening as part of Uncertain Futures II programme. Buy your tickets here .


Synopsis

Khadiga, a young mother of just 17 years of age, is left to raise her child alone when her husband moves away to find work in another city. Moving through the hustle and bustle of Cairo streets, her deteriorating state of mind leads her to make an unimaginable decision. The film deals with isolation and mental health and is the final part of a film series, featuring three mothers of different ages, nationalities and social backgrounds who experience social pressures.

Director

Morad Mostafa

Morad Mostafa is an Egyptian filmmaker who started his career as an Assistant Director on various independent films. He collaborated as an Executive Director on ‘Souad’, which was part of the official selection for Cannes Film Festival 2020 and Berlinale 2021. He has written and directed two short films, ’Henet Ward’ and ‘What We Don’t Know About Mariam’. Both had their world premieres at Clermont-Ferrand and have been selected in other major festivals, winning more than 30 international awards.

Credits

Screenwriter
Morad Mostafa, Mohamed Mamdouh
Producer
Safei Eldin Mahmoud, Sawsan Yusuf
Editor
Mohamed Mamdouh
Cinematographer
Mostafa El Kashef
Cast
Malak Tarek, Fatima Fawzi, Zizi Moustafa, Ayman Abdelaziz