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International Short Film Competition

Ward’s Hanna Party

Halima – a Sudanese henna painter – goes to Basma’s, a young Egyptian bride to prepare her for her wedding: under the eyes of her daughter Ward, the encounter between the two women grows from complicity to suddenly unveiled tensions.

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English title:

Ward’s Hanna Party

Original title:

Henet Ward

Director:

Morad Mostafa

Country:

Egypt

Genre:

Fiction

Year

2020

Length:

22'

Dialogues:

Arabic

Subtitles:

English, Romanian

Cast:

Halima, Ward, Amal Salah, Marina Victor, Hagar Mahmoud, Emad Goniem

A quote for the film:

I won't tell her, it'll be our little secret.

Selective List of festivals and awards:

Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Busan International Short Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Film Africa (Best Short Film), Izmir International Short Film Festival, Stockholm Film Festival, New Delhi International Film Festival

Director’s bio:

Morad Mostafa is an Egyptian Director, born in 1988 in Cairo. He studied Film Directing in “Cinema Palace” in 2008 and other filmmaking workshops. He works in the filmmaking industry since 2010 as an assistant director with several directors as Mohamed Diab, Hala Khalil in Nawara, and Sherif Elbendary in “Ali the Goat and Ibrahim”, he directed his first short film “Ward’s Henna Party” in 2019-World Premiere at Clermont Ferrand 2020.