BONBONE Wins the Best Short Film Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Almeria in Spain

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Ahead of Its Arab World Premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival

BONBONE Wins the Best Short Film Award at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Almeria in Spain


Director Rakan Mayasi's short film BONBON won the Best Short Film Award at the 16th Festival Internacional de Cine de Almera (FICAL) in Spain (12-18 November). This comes ahead of the film's Arab world premiere at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) within the Short Muhr Competition.

In less than 16 minutes, BONBON follows a Palestinian detainee, who gets visited by his wife in an Israeli prison, where he serves his time. His wife performs a bold and innovative activity to satisfy their secret desires.

BONBON landed its world premiere at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) within the Short Cuts section and took part in the Palestinian Film Festival in Australia. The film is set to be released in theatres soon.

Written and directed by Rakan Mayasi, BONBON stars Saleh Bakri, Rana Alamuddin and features Nadira Omran. BONBON is produced by Groundglass235 in co-production with The Postoffice and
Mad4Films, and in association with db Studios. MAD Solutions is responsible for distributing the film across the Arab world and Salaud Morisset is responsible of international sales.