Big FRED Tuesday

Sara Mesfer – The Girls Who Burned the Night

Play Podcast
18 min. and 34 sec.

Two young girls face the harsh realities of life.

Play Podcast
18 min. and 34 sec.

PODCAST | Matt Micucci interviews Sara Mesfer, director of the film The Girls Who Burned the Night.

To listen to the interview, click on the ► icon on the right, just above the picture

Director Sara Mesfer talks about The Girls Who Burned the Night, which has been presented at various film festivals and is also screening at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films. She talks about its store, the challenge of casting the role and the importance of the specific location in which it is set. The conversation also touches on the current cinematic movement of Saudi Arabia and her personal motivations in making movies.

The Girls Who Burned the Night : traces two sisters, Salsabeel and Wassan on an engagement night, after one of them was denied to go to the nearby grocery store. The narrative follows the post-rejection agony of the two sisters, as they are pushed to discover themselves and each other in order to survive some unexpected and harsh realities.

  • Reporter
    Matt Micucci
  • Guest
    Sara Mesfer
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The Girls Who Burned the Night
Now playing:
Featured Posts