AL-RIJAL FAQAT END AL-DAFN (ONLY MEN GO TO THE GRAVE )
United Arab Emirates and Iran / 2016 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 80 mins

Genre: Drama
Programme: Muhr Emirati
Premiere: World Premiere
Rating: 15+
Contains: Adult References and Gay Theme

After the Iraq-Iran war ended in 1988, a blind mother welcomes her estranged daughters to tell them a secret. Unfortunately, she accidentally dies while sharing it. During the funeral, the daughters try to deal with their mother’s sudden death and also work together to unveil her secret by looking for clues from visitors. Throughout the funeral, their own lives continue to unravel, giving room for buried family tensions to gradually surface, while struggling to deal with their own secrets and deep-rooted guilt. The daughters start to question everything about their mother’s life after a peculiar encounter…


Director : Abdulla Al Kaabi
Producer : Mahoutforoush Farshad
Scriptwriter : Abdulla Al Kaabi
DOP : Peyman Shadmanfar
Editor : Meysam Mollai
Composer : Peyman Yazdanian
Cast : Saleema Yaqoub, Hebe Sabah, Abdelreza Nasari

FILM AWARDS

Muhr Emirati Awards 2016

Best Muhr Emirati Feature
Abdulla Al Kaabi (Director)
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