Transit Cities

Transit Cities  {Muden Transit}
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Transit Cities
Muden Transit
Jordan, 2010, 72 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Drama, Middle East, Women
Program: Arabian Nights
Language: Arabic English Sub-Titles

Awards: Special jury prize and Fipresci award at the 2010 Dubai fest.

Divorced after 14 years of marriage in the U.S., a 36-year-old Jordanian woman returns to Amman but finds her hometown, family and friends much changed. Hoping to rebuild her former life, Laila arrives at her parents’ home without warning – and without mentioning her divorce. She finds her once active, intellectual father is now a broken man who practically refuses to talk to her, her mother and sister are wearing hijab and frown upon her Western clothing, and her M.A. degree doesn’t seem to mean anything to her former university when she goes to apply for a job. The last straw comes when she finds she can’t even do as she pleases in her own rented apartment. The atmospheric widescreen cinematography provides a good sense of the beauty of Amman and its physical changes. This affecting drama strikes enough universal notes pertaining to cultural estrangement to resonate with expats of any stripe. Winner: Special Jury Prize, FIPRESCI Award, Dubai Film Festival

Director George David is expected to attend the 1/15 screening.

DIRECTOR: Mohammad Hushki
Producer: Rula Nasser
Editor: Mohammed Shehabi
Screenwriter: Ahmad Ameen
Cinematographer: Mahmoud Lotfy
Music: Nadim Sarraj
Principal Cast: Saba Mubarak, Mohammad Al-Qabbani, Shafika Al Til, Ashraf Farah, Manal Seihmeimat
Filmography: Debut Feature
Print Source: The Royal Film Commission of Jordan -

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