Khaled and his father represent two very different generations of contemporary Saudi society. When Khaled’s mother is hospitalized, the two start to find themselves physically closer than usual, but at the same time never further apart emotionally.
With so little in common, Khaled’s father becomes fixated on his son’s religious obligations which only deepens their disconnection.
20 min | Arabic | Arri raw 2.8K | 2.39:1 (Cinemascope) | Color
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Hussam Alhulwah | CAST: Mohammed Alyaya, Nasser Alrubiaan, Mosaed Almehsen | PRODUCERS: Mohammed Alhamoud, Hussam Alhulwah | DISTRIBUTOR: MAD SOLUTIONS
SCREENINGS & AWARDS:
(Saudi Arabia) Saudi Film Festival - WINNER Best Director Award
(Finland) Tampere Film Festival
(USA) 37th MESA Film Festival
Hussam Alhulwah is a writer, director & producer whose early work contributed to a Saudi film movement formed around film festivals of neighboring countries a decade before cinemas were opened in the country. Through the Talashi Film collective, he made three shorts including Return (2010) which won Best Script in the Gulf Film Festival.
Hussam wrote, produced and directed TV movies for MBC and Saudi TV. His recent short Silah won Best Director in the 5th Saudi Film Festival. He served as a juror at the 3rd Saudi Film Festival & the 2017 Colors of Saudi Film Competition.
I Don't Wanna (2009, short), Return (2010, short), Apartment 6 (2012, TV movie), Silah (2019, short).