Five O'clock Takes Part in the Carthage Film Festival within the World Cinema Section

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Five O'clock Takes Part in the Carthage Film Festival within the World Cinema Section


Iraqi short film Five O'clock by director Ayman Al-Shatri will compete at the 29th Carthage Film Festival
(JCC) (November 3-10), within the World Cinema Section that includes films from Iraq, India, Senegal, and Brazil.

Created in 1961, the Carthage Film Festival (JCC) is the oldest event of its kind on the African continent and the Arab World. This year, the festival will screen more than 200 films, produced in 2017 and 2018, from 47 countries in its different sections, including 54 Arab films.

Five O'clock tells the story of a suicidal man who intends to carry out a terrorist attack by blowing himself in the middle of a crowd using an explosive belt, as he believes that non-Muslims are unworthy of life and they deserve to die. Despite being brainwashed, he begins to think, search and wonder if all idiots really deserve to die, and will he be granted eternal life in paradise after doing so?

The film took part in the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), Palestine Cinema Days, Sudan Independent Film Festival (SIFF), and the Beirut International Film Festival. Five O'clock received a Special Mention at the Malm Arab Film Festival (MAFF) in Sweden and the Best Second Movie - Film Competition from Iraq at the Qumrah International Film Festival in Iraq.

Directed by Ayman Al-Shatri, who also co-wrote it with Ameer Ihsan, Five O'clock stars Karam Thamer, Safa Najem and Karrar Al Mahdi. MAD Solutions distributes the film in the Arab world.