Archive of films Last Visit / Akher Ziyarah

Saudi Arabia
2019, 75 min

Section: East of the West - Competition
Year: 2019

On the way to a wedding Nasser finds out that his father is dying. He changes plans and heads straight off with his adolescent son Waleed to his dad’s small town. However, the strictly upheld customs they encounter in this rural environment start to affect Waleed and Nasser’s relationship. Using the story of a family encounter as its backdrop, the film adopts a realistic approach to discussing Islamic traditions while it examines the true nature of paternal love.


Synopsis

Not long after Nasser sets out with his adolescent son to attend a wedding he finds out that his father is dying. Unfavourable circumstances not only affect the original purpose of their trip but also begin to impact the relationship between Nasser and his son, Waleed. Indeed, the interaction with their relatives exposes a serious underlying problem: much to his father’s disapproval, Waleed doesn’t identify with the strong traditions that have been upheld for generations. Through its story of a family encounter the film adopts a realistic approach to gradually uncover the divide between the rural community and the more liberal-minded inhabitants of Riyadh. In so doing the work presents a critique of deeply rooted Islamic customs and seeks to establish the extent to which patriarchy determines paternal love.

Sandra Hezinová

About the director

Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan. Filmography: The Bus (2007, short), Three Men and a Woman (2009, short), The Incomplete Chronicles of a Folk Tale (2010, short), This Is My Home (2012, short), The Key (2013, short), Forty-Two Days (2016, TV series), Last Visit (Akher Ziyarah, 2019)

Contacts

Last Scene Films
7611 Nasser Bin Farhan st., 13321, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
E-mail: lscenefilm@gmail.com

Publicity contact

Brigitta Portier


Tel: +32 477 982 584
E-mail: brigittaportier@alibicommunications.be

Press kit



About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West - Competition
   
Director: Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan
Screenplay: Fahad Alestaa, Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan
Dir. of Photography: Amine Messadi
Editor: Fakhreddine Amri
Art Director: Hasan Aldhabaan
Producer: Mohammed Alhamoud
Production: Last Scene Films
Cast: Osama Alqess, Abdullah Alfahad, Fahad Alghariri
Contact: Last Scene Films, Brigitta Portier

Guests

Abdulmohsen Aldhabaan

Film Director

Mohammed Alhamoud

Producer


Fahad Alestaa

Screenwriter

Brigitta Portier

Publicist


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