Ahead of Its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
The International Poster and Official Trailer for BONBONE Reveal A Bold Adventure Inside Israeli Prisons
MAD Solutions has released the international poster and official trailer for the short film BONBONÃ‰ by director Rakan Mayasi ahead of its release at the 42nd Toronto International Film Festival next September, where it will compete in its Short Cuts section. The film is going to be released in theaters soon.
In less than 16 minutes, BONBONÃ‰ 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.
Written and directed by Rakan Mayasi, BONBONÃ‰ stars Saleh Bakri, Rana Alamuddin and Nadera Omran. BONBONÃ‰ is produced by Groundglass235 in co-production with The Postoffice and Mad4Films, in association with db Studios. MAD Solutions is responsible for distributing the film across the Arab world and Salaud Morisset is responsible for its international sales.
Rakan Mayasi is a Palestinian filmmaker who was born in Germany, raised in Jordan, and currently based in Lebanon. Hestudied Filmmaking in Lebanon and then received intense film training with Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami at the Asian Film Academy in South Korea. Mayasi practiced writing and directing in Serbia, Germany, Morocco, and Egypt. In addition to BONBONÃ‰, he has written and directed the two short films Sea Sonata and Roubama, which screened at the Locarno Film Festival in 2012. Mayasi is currently working on his debut feature film that is based on three different stories.