Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021


Special Screening - Ajyal Film Festival 2021

Adinah Dancyger / United States of America / 2019 / 8 min / Colour / DCP / In English / Arabic 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 Made in USA. For ticket information click here.


Transporting an old mattress up several flights of stairs and into a new apartment becomes an absurdist, cinematic one-woman choreography, full of humour and pathos in this wordless vignette of city life. Drawing inspiration from her move after college, Dancyger captures a Sisyphean-like endeavour that is all too familiar to city-dwellers the world over. The short stars the talented Hannah Gross, best known for her role as Debbie Mitford in the Netflix drama ‘Mindhunter’.


Adinah Dancyger

Adinah Dancyger is a Korean-Polish, first-generation American filmmaker from NYC. Her short films have been screened at various festivals: ‘Moving’ (Slamdance 2020, Grand Jury Award for Narrative Short Film, New York Film Festival 2019). ‘Cheer Up Baby’ (Sundance Film Festival 2018, NYFF 2017), Chopping Onions (Berlinale 2015, Hamptons Film Festival 2015). Dancyger is a fellow of the 2017 New York Film Festival’s Artist Academy and the 20th annual Hamptons Screenwriting Lab.


Adinah Dancyger
Gabby Green
Mia Cioffi Henry
Adinah Dancyger
Hannah Gross, Richard Vetere, John Wilson, Oda Johnson, Ondine Hudson, Brandon Garcia