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MAD Solutions Acquires Arab World Distribution Rights to The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul

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MAD Solutions Acquires Arab World Distribution Rights to The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul


MAD Solutions has revealed its acquisition of the Arab world distribution rights for the Turkish/Jordanian film The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul, featuring Jordanian star Saba Mubarak in the lead role. This comes as part of the deal signed between MAD and the film's production companies, Istanbul Film Productions (Turkey) and Pan East Media (Jordan). This news was highlighted exclusively by Screendaily magazine on Thursday, the 18th of May.

Run by Jordanian star Saba Mubarak, Pan East Media joined the Arab Cinema Center (ACC) as one of its partners to accompany the center at the 70th Cannes Film Festival (17-28 May).

Written and directed by Turkish director Anda├ž Haznederoğlu, The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul stars Saba Mubarak and child Rawan Skeif, alongside a number of real Syrian refugees who are acting for the first time.

The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul follows the journey of Lena and Meryem during their escape from the war in Syria. Lena is a ten-year-old girl who has lost her family in the war. She finds herself forced to make her way to Turkey with her baby sister and their neighbor Meryem, along with the other refugees. Lena wants to return home, while Meryem's hope is reach Europe.

The Guest: Aleppo-Istanbul is a co-production between the Turkish companies; Anda├ž Film Productions, Istanbul Digital (ID) and Istanbul Film Production (IFP); and the Jordanian company Pan East Media. The film project has received financial support from the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

Most recently, MAD Solutions has acquired the distribution rights to ten new films, namely:

Only Men Go To The Grave
Feature | Arab World Distribution
Director: Abdulla Al Kaabi
World Premiere: Dubai International Film Festival 2016

A Mile In My Shoes
Feature | Arab World Distribution
Director: Said Khallaf
World Premiere: Luxor Arab and European Film Festival

Heaven Sent (Tomb├ę du Ciel)
Feature | Arab World Distribution
Director: Wissam Charaf
World Premiere: Association du Cin├ęma Ind├ępendant pour sa Diffusion (ACID) at the Cannes Film Festival 2016

Nanny Culture
Feature Documentary | Arab World Distribution
Director: Paul James Driscoll
World Premiere: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival

Gaza Surf Club
Feature Documentary | Arab World Distribution
Director: Philip Gnadt and Mickey Yamine
World Premiere: Toronto International Film Festival

Jews of Egypt
Feature Documentary | Worldwide Distribution
Director: Amir Ramses
World Premiere: Panorama of the European Film 2012

300 KM
Short | Arab World Distribution
Director: Mohammed Alholayyil
World Premiere: Dubai International Film Festival 2016

Shrimp
Short | Arab World Distribution
Director: Yaser Al Neyadi
World Premiere: Dubai International Film Festival 2016

Ya Omri (104 Wrinkles)
Feature Documentary | Arab World Distribution
Director: Hady Zaccak
World Premiere: Dubai International Film Festival 2016

The Band
Feature Documentary | Arab World Distribution
Director: Albaqer Jafeer