Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Tariq (Tariq)

Arab Short Film Competition

Alaa Mosbah / Short Narrative / Egypt, Qatar / 2012 / 10 min / Colour / HDCAM
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Drama, Social Issues, Youth, Based on a True Story
World Premiere
Rated: Mature subject matter. Not suitable for minors. Individuals under the age of 18 are not admitted into cinemas.


About to turn 15, Tariq longs to free himself from his controlling mother. She interferes in his life, trying to play the role of two parents, as her husband has emigrated for work. When Tariq decides to test his manhood, he clashes with Mum yet again. This time, he makes his own decision.

Official Film Website

About the Directors

Alaa Mosbah is from Egypt, and graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2010. His ‘Best Day of My Life’ won the Best Documentary Film award at the 2012 Cairo Cinemobile Film Festival. His short film ‘Café Regular, Cairo’ won the Critics Jury Prize at the Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.


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