Captain Abu Raed wins Audience Award at SundanceBy
One of my closest friends Phaedra, from Jordan, works as a freelance for the film industry in Jordan and has been involved in many movies that have been shot there, both Hollywood (who film most of the middle east war films there) and local.
She just let me know about this really interesting film that she and her sister played a small part in. She plays Nour’s friend, and I’m sure after seeing some other films she was in, the acting is amazing! I watched the trailer and it looks really good! Its really nice to see the Arab film industry getting out there and producing high quality films! Anyway, apparently it just won the World Cinema Audience Award:Dramatic at the Sundance Film Festival, so I definitely plan to watch it when it comes out, and try and look out for my friend and her sister as well!
You can check out the films site and trailer here and find more news on the Sundance Film Festival awards here.
Hi Dave Thanks for mentioning the film! 🙂 The film has been to two international film festival already, and won prizes in both. Its going to premiere in Jordan on the 5th of February. King Abdulla II is going to attend the Premiere.. Its a big DEAL!!! I will let you know when and where the film is being screened around the world. So far the schedule looks like this. 5th Feb – JOrdanian Premiere, 6th Feb – The film will be commercially released in Jordan For those in the UK there is a very speical screening. The Fabulous Picture Show – Captain Abu Raed – On Feb 18th film lovers will have the chance to view a special screening of ‘Captain Abu Raed’ from director Amin Matalqa. One of the first independent features to emerge from Jordan. Check this website out! http://www.londonisfree.com/2008/01/the_fabulous_picture_show.html P.s. the Film is in Arabic but has english subtitles! 🙂