Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films


Hilal - ages 13+

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Anders Walter / Short Narrative / Denmark / 2013 / 23 min / Colour / DCP
In Danish / Arabic, English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Friendship, Children
MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


Alfred, a young hospital patient who loves hot-air balloons and dirigibles, thinks going to Heaven sounds kind of boring. With that in mind, Enzo, an eccentric and occasionally clumsy hospital orderly helps Alfred make the necessary preparations to board the magnificent airship that takes people to the glorious and magical land of Helium. Profoundly moving, this gentle film about inspiring hope in the face of death won a 2014 Academy Award.

About the Directors

Anders Walter was born in 1978 in Århus, Denmark. After attending the School of Visual Arts in New York, he began a career as an illustrator, graphic designer and director. His debut as a director came with ‘Den Talende Kuffert’ (2011), and ‘9 Meter’ (2012) was shortlisted for an Academy Award.


Anders Walter
Anders Walter, Christian Gamst Miller-Harris
Tivi Magnusson, Kim Magnusson
Lars Wissing
Rasmus Heise
Sales Company
Magnetfilm International Sales
Production Company
M&M Productions A/S
Casper Crump, Pelle Falk Krusbæk, Marijana Jankovic

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