Jordanian-Palestinian filmmaker Rifqi Assaf's 'The Curve' to open Arab Film Festival

Published July 14th, 2016 - 10:54 GMT
Amman's Arab Film Festival will take place between 17 and 25 July. (
Amman's Arab Film Festival will take place between 17 and 25 July. (

Curated by The Royal Film Commission Jordan, the 6th edition of the Amman's Arab Film Festival will kick off 17 July with the screening of Rifqi Assaf's 'The Curve.'

This will be Jordan's premiere of the film.

Written and directed by Rifqi Assaf, The Curve stars Palestinian star Ashraf Barhoum, Syrian actress Fatina Layla, Lebanese actor Mazen Moadam and Jordanian Ashraf Telfah.

According to MAD Solutions, a Cairo-based company that specialises in public relations and marketing for the film and entertainment industry, The Curve is about Radi, who leads a reclusive life in his own van, who finds himself on a road trip with three strangers that alters his very private lifestyle.

The film is a joint production between Jordanian Rula Nasser (The Imaginarium Films), Egyptian Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic) and French Xénia Maingo (Eaux Vives Productions). MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution and marketing worldwide.

The Curve had its world premiere at the Muhr Feature Competition within the 12th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Following that, The Curve was also screened at the UK's East End International Film Festival, and the Seattle International Film Festival, among others. The film also won the Crossroads fund (AFAC Arab Film Fund) in 2012 and an award from the Jordan Film Fund.

Born in 1978, Rifqi Assaf is a Jordanian/Palestinian Filmmaker, writer and poet, born in Amman, Jordan, with origins from Jenin, Palestine.

In it's 6th edition, the Arab Film Festival will include several screenings of feature and documentary movies such as Very Big Shot (Lebanon), Halal Love (Lebanon), Going To Heaven (UAE), Letter to the King (Iraq), The Sleeping Tree (Bahrain), The Council (Jordan), Coffee for All Nations (Palestine), Love, Theft and Other Entanglements (Palestine), and A Mile In My Shoes (Morocco).  

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