Banat Abdul Rahman wins Audience Award at Cairo International Film Festival


Banat Abdul Rahman is the feature debut by Jordanian writer / director Zaid Abu Hamdan and AMN’s first attempt to produce a feature film.

Jordanian film Banat Abdul Rahman won the highly acclaimed People’s Choice Award at the 2021 Cairo International Film Festival.

Set in a poor neighborhood in Amman, the film follows the journey of four sisters leading very different lives, each struggling to overcome personal / social struggles and taboos.

Greeted with great enthusiasm by the Egyptian public, the film is scheduled for its next screening at the Red Sea International Film Festival in Saudi Arabia, which will take place from December 6 to 11.

Banat Abdul Rahman is the feature debut by Jordanian writer / director Zaid Abu Hamdan and stars Saba Mubarak, Farah Bseiso, Hanan Hilu and Mariam Kamel Basha.

The film is produced by Pan East Media, Lagoonie Films and Arab Media Network, and has received support from the Royal Film Commission of Jordan.

Tareq Abu-Lughod, CEO of Arab Media Network, who will also be handling its Jordan release, said: “This is our first production feature after producing four short films last year. We are grateful for its success and are delighted that it is being marketed in the MENA region through our distribution partner – MAD Solutions. “

“The People’s Award is an indication that we are moving in the right direction – to create relevant and meaningful films on a budget that are commercially viable and suitable for both theatrical and digital releases. Jordan is full of creative talents who are finally recognized on the regional and global stage.

“The possibility of ensuring that small local films reach a regional / global audience through theatrical screenings and digital streaming platforms will encourage and enable more cross-border co-productions in the future and create a new wave of independent films. unique arabs. “


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