Director Abdulla Al Kaabi's Film Only Men Go to the Grave to Screen at City Walk in Dubai
MAD Solutions, in collaboration with Scene Club, screen director Abdulla Al Kaabi's film Only Men Go to the Grave at Roxy Cinemas, City Walk in Dubai on December 18th at 08:00 PM (GMT +4).
Set in 1988, a blind mother welcomes her estranged daughters to tell them a secret. Unfortunately, she accidentally dies while sharing it. During the funeral, the daughters try to deal with their mother's sudden death and also work together to unveil her secret by looking for clues from visitors. Throughout the funeral, their own lives continue to unravel, giving room for buried family tensions to gradually surface, while struggling to deal with their own secrets and deep-rooted guilt. The arrival of an unfamiliar guest rocks the entire foundation of their family. How do they deal with the aftermath?
Written and directed by Abdulla Al Kaabi as his debut feature film, Only Men Go to the Grave stars Saleema Yaqoub, Heba Sabah and Abdelreza Nasari. MAD Solutions is handling the film's distribution in the Arab world.
Most recently, Only Men Go to the Grave competed in the Official Competition of the Oran International Arabic Film Festival in Algeria. It also won the Best Muhr Feature Award at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF). Screen International described the film as it "tackles taboo issues in Arab society".
Abdulla Al Kaabi is an Emirati filmmaker who started his career as a lead Presenter on Dubai TV in 2004 for four years when he was still a college student, which gave him valuable hands-on experience in production. In 2009, Al Kaabi moved to Paris to pursue a Master's Degree in Filmmaking at the Ecole Internationale de Creation Audiovisuelleet de Realisation (EICAR). Following his Master's Degree, Al Kaabi directed his first award-winning short film The Philosopher (2011) with famed French actor Jean Reno. In 2014, his second short Koshk won two awards at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.