Screening "The Curve" In Tribute to Late Director Rifqi Assaf
Date of Event: 16-December-2019 - 16-December-2019
Time of Event: 19:00
Location of Event: The Rainbow Theater
In tribute to our late colleague and dear friend
the director and scriptwriter Rifqi Assaf,
The Royal Film Commission – Jordan invites you to attend
the screening of the narrative film
Written and directed by
On Monday 16th of December 2019
At 7:00 PM
At the Rainbow Theater – Jabal Amman
Rifqi Assaf is a Jordanian award-winning director and screenwriter. His previous works include his contribution to four short films, among which the award-winning “The View, Amman in Red” as a writer/co-director; he wrote the short film “A Cold Morning in November” (winner of the Jordanian Film Competition’s jury award and audience award at the Franco-Arab Film Festival), and co-wrote “The Parrot”, (winner of the Robert Bosch Stiftung grant).
Assaf published several film critique articles.
“The Curve” is Assaf's first feature-length narrative film that was short listed for the screen grants in Abu Dhabi as one of the best screenplays that deserves support. It has won the Arab Fund for Culture and Arts grant. While in the early stages of production, “The Curve” received a fund from the Jordan Film Fund managed by the Royal Film Commission – Jordan (RFC). The film has toured many festivals around the world.
Assaf co-wrote the two Jordanian TV series "Asfooriya" and "Weapon Without a Crime", and also wrote some episodes of the Saudi TV series entitled "The Hardest Decision”.
Assaf worked as a Film Advisor at the RFC helping talents and emerging filmmakers develop their understanding of the art and practice of filmmaking.
Monday 16th of December 2019
At 7:00 PM
𝑹𝒊𝒇𝒒𝒊 𝑨𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒇, 90 𝒎𝒊𝒏, 𝑫𝒓𝒂𝒎𝒂, 𝑨𝒓𝒂𝒃𝒊𝒄 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝑬𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒊𝒔𝒉 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒕𝒊𝒕𝒍𝒆𝒔, 𝑱𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒂𝒏, 2015
Radi, who lives in seclusion, suffers from psychological problems that make him socially aloof. He designed his own little vehicle in which he lives away from society. On his way, he bumps into three people from different backgrounds whom he has to drive to their destination. Each makes an effect on Radi's personality. The journey starts with Layla, a Palestinian-Syrian divorced lady. Then, two other people join: a Lebanese artist, whose car broke down, and an inquisitive Jordanian policeman. "The Curve" is a story of destiny changing the lives of people unexpectedly.
"The Curve" participated in the 12th edition of Dubai International Film Festival, 2015. The film was also screened at East End International Film Festival in the United Kingdom, 2016 and Seattle International Film Festival in the United States, 2016.