First Jordanian film to compete in upcoming Cannes festival

(Photo: The Royal Film Commission Jordan - RFC)
AMMAN — For the first time, a Jordanian film has been chosen to compete in the upcoming 76th edition of the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, which will be held in May. اضافة اعلان

The Royal Film Commission in Jordan made the announcement, stating that the feature film by Jordanian director Amjad Al-Rasheed, titled “Inshallah a boy”, was selected to compete in the festival’s Critics' Week.

StorylineThe film follows the story of Nawal, who must fight to save her daughter and home after the death of her husband in Jordan, where having a son is the difference between prestige and discrimination in the country's conservative communities.

“Inshallah a boy” received a production and post-production grant from the film commission's Jordan Film Support Fund, according to Addustour daily.

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