Sisters, Mothers, Friends, Lovers: A Collection of Shorts



St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Sun, Sep 29, 2019 12:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$12.00
Student (Box Office Only):$10.00
Senior (Box Office Only):$10.00
Film Info
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Family Drama
Women Directors
Release Year:2018
Runtime:77 min
Country/Region:Saudi Arabia
United Arab Emirates


Cycle of Apples
15 minutes | Directed by Maha Al-Saati | Saudi Arabia, Canada

On an island inhabited only by women, a young girl forms a friendship with a ram. Fearing that death will keep them apart, she seeks the apple of eternal life.

Moderately Satisfied
13 minutes | Directed by Hind Anabtawi | UAE

While visiting her terminally ill mother for the first time in months, an estranged daughter finds new answers about their relationship, while filling out a patient satisfaction survey. For the first time, the two finally meet halfway.

Nocturnal Deconstruction
16 minutes | Directed by Laura El-Alam | Lebanon

The pharmaceutical industry creates Trupan, a medicine that resolves self-esteem issues and allows each person who takes it, to love themselves again. When Sonia takes her first dose of Trupan, Samar, a projection of Sonia's self-esteem, appears. Thanks to Samar, Sonia falls in love with this adventure, this woman, and herself.

10 minutes | Directed by Mariam Al Awadhi | UAE

After fifteen years of avoiding the source of her anxiety, Mariam at last walks the journey of voicing her emotions regarding her non-Emirati mother, and the uneasiness she felt about her mixed background in the Emirati society.

8 minutes | Directed by Mike Mosallam | USA

A Muslim Arab boy realizes he is different and is fortunate to have an older brother who encourages him to be himself in the face of bias and adversity. Brothers sheds light on LGBT-oppression in a familial, religious space.

Jebel Banat
15 minutes | Directed by Sharine Atif | Egypt

The retelling of a melancholic 19th century Egyptian legend about two Bedouin sisters escaping forced marriages.

Twin Cities Arab Film Festival

Mizna and MSP Film Society present the 14th Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, screening more than thirty contemporary films from Palestine, Egypt, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates, as well as those from local Arab filmmakers.

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