Following the Lebanese Civil War
MAD Solutions Releases Official Trailer of Mafkoud
MAD Solutions has released the official trailer for the feature film Mafkoud by director Bachir Abou Zeid, which is set to release across the Arab world soon. Witnessing a high incidence of COVID-19, the filmÂ’s release has been recently postponed in Tunisia, following the temporary closure of all cinemas across the country after it was reopened last June.
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Marking Bachir Abou ZeidÂ’s debut feature film, Mafkoud sheds light on the fate of those who got missed during the Lebanese civil war. Commenting on this director Bachir Abou Zeid says: Â“After the end of the war in Lebanon, the fate of thousands of Lebanese became unknown. This tempted me to pose the question: " As she waits for his return, how does a mother remember her lost son? The last time she saw him, what did he say? The color of his socks before he left? The time of his return? How long did she wait? And how many times did she run to the door thinking that he came back?Â” I met a woman during my research for the film. She told me how much she was waiting, and that she reached a point where she would rather hear the news of the death of a loved one, rather than live in suspense, not knowing their fate.Â”
Years after his abduction, missing Sari still remembers small details from the moment he last saw his mother, specifically, her eyes and her words asking him to never look back. Now, jailed for the murder of his friend, Sari pleads his innocence to set off and continue the search for his mother. However, he lacks the evidence that proves he did not commit the crime. Behind these walls, SariÂ’s encounter will put him on a journey to his past, delving into his deepest memories, and revealing his true identity.
Director/writer Bachir Abou Zeid finished his undergraduate studies at the Lebanese International University and received a Bachelor Degree in Communication Arts, with emphasis on Translation and Interpretation. He also graduated from the University of West London with an MA Degree in Filmmaking with an emphasis on Directing. Recently, Bachir Founded Beirut Film Institute, a production company that aims to produce shorts and feature length films.
His short films toured a number of film festivals and were internationally acclaimed. His short films toured a number of film festivals and were internationally acclaimed. His film, Kalash, which was done as a MasterÂ’s Thesis, is a one shot 30- minute war drama. To date, the film has participated and won awards in more than 15 International film festivals.
Throughout the past few years, Bachir worked on short films, his experience in film production includes film production, production designing, writing and directing.
Bachir has recently finished working on his upcoming short film Idris, which is directed, written and produced by him. Mafkoud marks his debut feature film.