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Alshajarh Alnaemah (The Sleeping Tree)
Bedridden Amina has cerebral palsy and her parents, Jassim and Noora, must ensure that she receives proper care. Noora stays at home to take care of her daughter, but Jassim’s refusal to participate in family life heightens the tensions within the family. Constrained and desperate, the couple leads an estranged existence. A series of coincidences however, bring new light as Jassim moves between reality and hope… With his brother’s taxi he embarks on the journey of his life. At the legendary Tree of Life, he is mesmerised by his passengers’ attraction to the tree and is overwhelmed by the surroundings. In an unexpected convergence of experiences, life appears to regain purpose. However, Jassim and Noora’s happiness is fleeting and their marriage is tested yet again.
2014 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 87 mins
Genre: Drama
Programme: Muhr Feature
Premiere: World Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance
Producer: Mohamed Rashed Buali, Fareed Ramadan, Suha Matar
Scriptwriter: Fareed Ramadan
DOP: Mohamed Maghraoui
Editor: Saleh Nass
Composer: Mohammed Haddad
Cast: Haifaa Hussain, Jamaan Al Rowayai, Maryam Zayman, Ibrahim Khalfan, Ibrahim Al-Hasawi, Hawra Sharif
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