Aziza

A film by Soudade Kaadan Produced by KAF Production

   

Winner of Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Short film 

Aziza

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Logline

  A dynamic take on the life of Syrian refugees, told through black comedy.

Short synopsis

 Ayman, Syrian refugee in Lebanon, teaching his wife how to drive his car, the only thing left for him from his country. The lesson takes a wrong turn into madness and nostalgia.

Team

Cast: Caress Bashar, Abdel Moneim Amayri

Screenplay: Soudade Kaadan, May Hayek

Cinematography: Elsy Hajjar

Sound: Elia El Haddad

Editing: Soudade Kaadan 

Technical Details

 PICTURE FORMAT: Color

ASPECT RATIO: 1.85 USA

SHOOTING FORMAT: HD

EXHIBITION FORMAT:DCP- Uncripted- English subtitles- Stereo- Blue Ray

SCREENER FORMAT: Secure Online Screener 

Press/Reviews

  "As one of the most original short films featured at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, this unconventional love plays out with the jolting humor of an absurdist comedy that would have made avant-garde playwrights Eugene Ionesco and Samuel Beckett smile.” Independent Magazine.


“Making the region proud, the story of Aziza brilliantly finds the light in the darkness by portraying a darkly humorous recreation of the lives of Syrian refugees, shedding light on their hardships in a vividly unconventional way. “Vogue Arabia


“Truly, Kaadan’s cinematic ability derives from her acute sense of irony. Immediately, she uses simple tools like sound design, to set up her scene only to flip the true nature of its setting. Ultimately, that is what this film does best. It presents the setting, only to flip the context to show the dichotomy between how a person wishes the world was and what the world actually is.” FilmFestivals

Contact details

 Beirut, Lebanon

Tel: +96176430337

Email: info@kafproduction.com

soudade.kaadan@gmail.com