First Jordanian film to compete in Cannes Film Festival

Jordan

Published: 2023-04-18 20:16

Last Updated: 2024-02-24 17:23


First Jordanian film to compete in Cannes Film Festival
First Jordanian film to compete in Cannes Film Festival

The Royal Film Commission (RFC) announced that the feature film "Inshallah Walad", which directly translates to "God Willing, a Boy," was selected to compete in the Critics' Week (La Semaine de la Critique), during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in May.

In a statement, the commission said that this is the first time that a Jordanian film will compete in this international festival.

The film, which was directed by Amjad Al-Rasheed, received full facilitation services from RFC, in addition to a production and post-production grant from the Jordan Film Fund (JFF).

MAD Distribution wrote the following as the synopsis: "After the death of her husband, Nawal has to save her daughter and home in a society where having a son is the difference between privilege and discrimination."