Finding love via FB: "Adventures of Facebook in Jordan"
Internationally acclaimed Jordanian director Muhi El Din Qandoor is poised to start filming scenes for his new film “Mughamarat Al Facebook” (Adventures of Facebook). The film will star a mix of actors from at home and abroad - with Londoners, Dutch, Egyptians, Lebanonese and Jordanian appearing.
The filming takes place around the Hashemite Kindom and focuses on a Jordanian family that marries off its daughter to a man living abroad. The film tackles the changes afflicting a society spoilt for choice with the increasing number of communication options.
The Facebook-meets-Jordan movie stars a good bunch of names including the likes of Egyptian actor Mohammad Kareem, Lebanese actress Lamita Franjieh, Jordanian actor Mohammad Al Abadi, Dutch actor Salazara, British actor Edward and a number of national big names.
Qandoor describes his film vision as dealing with the tensions visiting today's society that hosts a new Facebook generation. He captures a world where it is not uncommon for people to find their love-matches through social media.
The Jordanian director says that the film marks a departure within his movie-making portfolio. This work is not without a moral message: He bills it a social comedy that is also a cautionary tale to the younger generations and their families.
What do you think of this new Facebook Jordanian film? Will you be watching?