Ahead of Its Arab World Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival
BONBONE Wins the Best Short Film Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Almeria in Spain
Director Rakan Mayasi's short film BONBONĂ‰ won the Best Short Film Award at the 16th Festival Internacional de Cine de AlmerĂa (FICAL) in Spain (12-18 November). This comes ahead of the film's Arab world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Short Muhr Competition.
In less than 16 minutes, BONBONĂ‰ follows a Palestinian detainee, who gets visited by his wife in an Israeli prison, where he serves his time. His wife performs a bold and innovative activity to satisfy their secret desires.
BONBONĂ‰ landed its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) within the Short Cuts section and took part in the Palestinian Film Festival in Australia. The film is set to be released in theatres soon.
Written and directed by Rakan Mayasi, BONBONĂ‰ stars Saleh Bakri, Rana Alamuddin and features Nadira Omran. BONBONĂ‰ is produced by Groundglass235 in co-production with The Postoffice and
Mad4Films, and in association with db Studios. MAD Solutions is responsible for distributing the film across the Arab world and Salaud Morisset is responsible of international sales.