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      2020 1h 10m Drama List
      Reviews 5 stories, 5 Saudi directors: a deep look into Saudi's ever-changing society, as well as Saudi identity, development, and at times, listlessness--quite simply, a deep look into life itself. The Unforgetting Hand Dalil is a popular female infertility healer suffering from the onset of Alzheimer's. Her life intersects with Maha, a pharmacist trying to get pregnant. In Malika Refuge An 11-year-old girl arrives at her aunt's house just before Friday prayers and is suddenly allowed to express everything she hides from her conservative parents. Somayya's Bride When a bride disappears on her wedding night, her mother struggles with the stress of searching for her while maintaining composure in front of the guests and the groom's family. Al Dabah Isolated in the heart of the city, a forty-year-old hairdresser contemplates abortion. However, her teenage daughter is determined to change her mother's mind. Until We See the Light A divorced mother whose life is a constant struggle suffers an anxiety attack as she tries definitively to break free. Read More Read Less

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      Fionnuala Halligan Screen International Even the most obvious piece carries some insight, while the most stubbornly enigmatic impresses the most. Dec 7, 2021 Full Review Jay Weissberg The Film Verdict An omnibus of women-directed Saudi shorts that acts as a calling card for the diversity of rising talent in the Kingdom, offering five largely strong entries highlighting the ways women negotiate traditional female and non-female spaces. Feb 26, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis 5 stories, 5 Saudi directors: a deep look into Saudi's ever-changing society, as well as Saudi identity, development, and at times, listlessness--quite simply, a deep look into life itself. The Unforgetting Hand Dalil is a popular female infertility healer suffering from the onset of Alzheimer's. Her life intersects with Maha, a pharmacist trying to get pregnant. In Malika Refuge An 11-year-old girl arrives at her aunt's house just before Friday prayers and is suddenly allowed to express everything she hides from her conservative parents. Somayya's Bride When a bride disappears on her wedding night, her mother struggles with the stress of searching for her while maintaining composure in front of the guests and the groom's family. Al Dabah Isolated in the heart of the city, a forty-year-old hairdresser contemplates abortion. However, her teenage daughter is determined to change her mother's mind. Until We See the Light A divorced mother whose life is a constant struggle suffers an anxiety attack as she tries definitively to break free.
      Director
      Noor Alameer, Sara Mesfer, Fatima AlBanawi, Hind Alfahhad, Jawaher Alamri
      Producer
      Ragheed Al Nahdi, Khulood Kamal, Abdulrahman Fares, Hajar Alnaim, Nora Alfraikh
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Arabic
      Runtime
      1h 10m