Harag W' Marag wins Special Jury Award at Dubai International Film Festival
Louise Duffy | 17-12-2012

Harag W' Marag has won the Special Jury Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, which took place from 9-16 December. The film was competing with 17 other productions from across the Arab World.

Harag W' Marag is the first feature by WIKA for Film Production and Distribution. The feature directorial debut of Nadine Khan, it stars Ayten Amer, Ramsi Lehner, Mohamed Farrag and Sabry Abdel Monem. The film is produced and edited by Dina Farouk with a story by Nadine Khan and a screenplay by Mohamed Nasser.

A social drama, the film is the story of lost love in a controversial setting; Zaki (Farrag), Mounir (Lehner) and Manal (Ayten Amer) are in their twenties, and living in a confined community where basic needs are met yet chaos and disorder brew. The two boys are in love with the same girl who finds herself the subject of a bet for a football match between them, the winner marries Manal. This story reflects a football and play-station youth and how they deal with their emotions in a community that is increasingly closed off and isolated.