0204 GMT December 01, 2022
The 10th edition of Ajyal Film Festival in Qatar is hosting two Iranian films ‘Until Tomorrow’ and ‘The Apple Day’.
The former is a joint production of Iran, France, and Qatar, directed by Ali Asgari, and the latter is directed by Mahmoud Ghaffari, according to iribnews.ir.
‘Until Tomorrow’ presents a compelling portrait of the millennial generation.
“When his father’s truck is stolen and, with it, his livelihood as a mobile apple seller, his son Saeid cannot meet the demand of supplying a basket of apples to a school. A razor-sharp look at the age-old city versus the countryside shows a discrepancy that follows Saeid through the alleys and streets of a Tehran suburb as he searches for a solution,” the synopsis of the ‘The Apple Day’ reads.
Ghaffari’s film had its world premiere at the Generation Kplus competition of the 72nd Berlin International Film Festival.
The 10th and special edition opened on October 1 through an online meeting with the participation of a record number of more than 600 judges from more than 50 countries.
Fatma Hassan Alremaihi, chief executive officer of the Doha Film Institute, and festival director, welcomed the young Ajyal jurors, describing them as the “beating heart of the festival,” and the “real reason that makes this festival truly special.”
The judges are divided into three categories including New Moon (8 to 12 years old), Crescent (13 to 17 years old) and Full Moon (18 to 25 years old), and they will watch films by prestigious and emerging directors.