Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Twice Upon a Time (Kan Ya Ma Kan Marratayn...)

Ajyal Competition

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

Niam Itani / Feature Documentary / Lebanon / 2016 / 73 min / Colour / DCP2K
In Arabic / English subtitles
Interests: Documentary, Social Issues, Children, Creative Documentary
Gulf 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.


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About the Directors

Niam Itani is a Lebanese filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She started her film career in Lebanon in 2000 and made several short documentary and fiction films. From 2005 to 2010, she worked as a Programme Producer at Al Jazeera in Doha. In 2010, after completing an MFA in Screenwriting, Itani decided to pursue an independent filmmaking career. ‘Twice Upon a Time’ is her debut feature-length film. Her short film ‘Super.Full.’ (2011), played and won awards at international film festivals including the Venice Film Festival. 'Twice Upon a Time' won critical acclaim on its premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.


Niam Itani
Niam Itani
Niam Itani
Sara Maamouri
Suad Bushnaq
Niam Itani، Ibrahim Shehab,
Production Company
Placeless Films LLC.

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