Cannes Film Festival

Amjad Al Rasheed – Inshallah A Boy #Cannes2023

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A Jordanian widow finds out just how powerless she is without a man, or a boy.

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13 min. and 44 sec.

PODCAST | Bénédicte Prot interviews Amjad Al Rasheed, director of the film Inshallah A Boy.

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Amjad Al Rasheed, author of the first Jordanian film to ever grace the Critics’ Week, tells us how he came to decide to make his debut a striking and potent criticism of his society from such an intimately feminine angle, talks about the patriarchal oppression at the centre of his film, and reveals some details on the writing process as well as his work with his formidable lead actress.

Inshallah A Boy: Jordan, nowadays. After the sudden death of her husband, Nawal (Mouna Hawa), in her 30s, has to fight for her part of inheritance in order to save her daughter and home in a society where having a son would be a game changer.

  • Reporter
    Bénédicte Prot
  • Guest
    Amjad Al Rasheed
  • Interviewee role
  • Film title
    Inshallah A Boy
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