synopsis: Two girlfriends (they are all emirati) sitting in a cafe inside the moll and discussing their problems.."girly problems" .. and suddenly one of them shoooooocked me! "OMG! what had i just heard?? Ok, come down and keep watching",-I said to myself... and it was after i had something like "OMG! What ve i just seen?" heh... Well... may be because I did not expect to hear and see that stuff from the screen! Finaly i liked it somehow.
Yeah it is short film, but there are many things to impress.
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The film revolves around the day Hamda, a young Arab teenager, plans to meet her boyfriend Saeed for the first time. The film shows the journey Hamda goes through to see Saeed for half an hour. The journey shows Hamda's best friend Amna covering for her, Hamda lying to her father, Hamda going to the hair salon transforming herself from a young girl into a beautiful young woman and then traveling to her date with the excitement of meeting and fear of getting caught. Hamda thrives on excitement yet knows the big risk she is taking by seeing Saeed for the first time. Hamda and Saeed get to meet, however not all goes to plan.
Better if you watch this movie yourself. I can only say one thing, Nayla Al Khaja- an Emirati Writer / Director / Producer, is becoming more and more controversial director. she raises social issues of the Emirati/ Arab/ Gulf society. Many criticize her for it, but I think that if society is to hide their ailments, they will just rot becoming worse and worse. Please leave here your opinion and comments on the fav. parts of the movie after watching it ..Thank you!