Aziza

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    Aziza

    Directed by

    Lebanon, Syria

    2019

    13 min

    • Arabic

    Comedy, Drama

    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.

    Awards

    • Short Film Grand Jury Prize - Sundance FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Caress Bashar
    Abdel Moneim Amayri
    Screenplay
    Soudade Kaadan
    May Hayek
    Cinematography
    Elsy Hajjar
    Editing
    Soudade Kaadan
    Production
    KAF PRODUCTION
    Soudade Kaadan

    Soudade Kaadan

    Syria

    I know how art can heal. I can’t change what is happening in Syria but at least with the film’s experience we might help.

    Soudade Kaadan is a Syrian director, born in France. She studied theater criticism in the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Syria and graduated from Saint Joseph University Institut des Etudes Scénique, Audiovisuelles et cinématographiques (IESAV) Lebanon. She directed and produced documentary films for Aljazeera Documentary Channel, UNICEF and BBC Media action. Her films have screened at several venues nationally and internationally and have received international awards. Her first feature fiction film THE DAY I LOST MY SHADOW was awarded The Lion of the Future award at the Venice International Film Festival 2018. Her recent short film AZIZA won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in 2019. Currently, she is working on her second feature film NEZOUH selected and awarded at Atelier de Cannes 2019.

    Selected Filmography