Alongside the Project Market Amman
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) Screens The Parrot on Sunday, April 22nd
The Royal Film Commission - Jordan (RFC) is going to screen the short film The Parrot, featuring stars
Hend Sabry and Ashraf Barhoum and directed by Darin J. Sallam and Amjad Al Rasheed, on April 22nd at the Rainbow Theater in Amman, as part of the screenings organized alongside the Project Market Amman of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, taking place from April 20-25, 2018 in Amman.
The Parrot is going to screen as one of the winning projects of the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for international cooperation between Germany and the Arab World, along with Tshweesh by director Feyrouz Serhal and Manivelle - Last Days of the Man of Tomorrow by director Fadi (the fdz)
The Parrot tells the story of a Mizrahi Jewish family, who emigrates from Tunisia and tries to settle into their new life in Haifa, Palestine in 1948. Directed by Darin J. Sallam and Amjad Al Rasheed (Jordan), the film stars Hend Sabry, Ashraf Barhoum, Yasmine Ben Amara, Eyad Hourani, Firas Taybeh, Lara Sawalha, and Ahmad Al-Madani, and written by Amjad Al Rasheed, Darin J. Sallam, and Rifqi Assaf.
The Parrot had its world premiere at the 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Muhr Short competition. The film is funded by the German Foundation Robert Bosch Stiftung (RBS), which funds the Best German-Arab film projects. The Parrot received the 2015 Film Prize of RBS in the short fiction category. Most recently, the film won two Jury Awards at the 2018 Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
in Minnesota, USA and the 7th Malm√∂ Arab Film Festival in Sweden. The film is a German/Jordanian co-production between the German company Monokel (Roman Roitman) and the Jordanian company
TaleBox (Deema Azar). The film is distributed in the Arab world by MAD Solutions.
Darin J. Sallam is a Jordanian filmmaker who received her MFA degree from the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts (RSICA) in 2012. Sallam has five award-winning shorts to her credit including Still Alive and The Dark Outside, which received prizes and were screened at numerous prominent international film festivals. Her latest short fiction film The Parrot (2016), a joint writing/directing project, received the 2015 Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung. She is currently working on her debut feature narrative film project entitled Farha, recipient of multiple awards and showcased at several international and regional film markets. Sallam is also co-founder and managing partner at TaleBox, a Jordanian production company based in Amman.
Amjad Al-Rasheed is a Jordanian director and producer. He received his MFA degree from the Red Sea Institute for Cinematic Arts (RSICA). After receiving the Best Scenarist Award for Short Fiction at the First Film Production competition in Amman in 2005, Amjad started his career as a director, producer and production designer of music videos and some short and feature films. In 2007, Amjad was selected to attend the Berlinale Talents at the 57th Berlin International Film Festival. His directing credits include five short films that screened at international film festivals. In 2013, he directed the popular Jordanian TV show The Rania Show. Amjad is currently working on his debut feature Inshallah A Boy - A Chapter from The Fabled Life of Nawal. In December 2016, he was listed by ScreenDaily's 'Arab Stars of Tomorrow' among five emerging film talents from the Arab world.