10 Days Before the
Amr Gamal, 120 min, Comedy/
Drama/ Musical, in Arabic with English subtitles, Yemen, 2018
Rasha and Ma'moon, a young
Yemeni couple were set to get married but the war of 2015 stood in
the way of their wedding. After so much suffering, they try the best
they can to make it happen in 2018, yet again, obstacles appear but
this time it's not the war, it's the aftermath. Starting from having
to evacuate their homes, and dealing with war dealers controlling
their faiths, going through conflicts with armed militias, then
ending with the economic crisis.
A romantic journey full of
humor that Rasha and Ma’moun go through over ten days. The couple
struggles to race with time to make sure the wedding happens on
Yemen submitted “10 Days
before the Wedding” to compete at the Best Film in a Foreign
Language Category at the Oscar Awards 2019.
The film has won the Special
Jury Award at Aswan international Women's Film Festival, Best Hair
and Makeup Award and Best Costume Design at Jaipur International
Film Festival as well as the Audience Choice Award at San Diego Arab
Film Festival. The movie was screened in several festival including:
Pune International Film Festival, Casablanca Arab Film Festival and
Zanzibar International Film Festival.
It also participated in many
film festivals such as Toronto International Film Festival,
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Marrakech
International Film Festival, Beirut Cinema Days, Cairo Cinema Days,
Arab Film Festival Soa Paulo, Glasgow Film Festival and many more.
We thank the director Amr
Gamal for his cooperation.