Ertidad (Goin South)
A newlywed couple pays their first visit to the groom's hometown in a small Southern Saudi village where they will celebrate their marriage.
Nervous and desperate for her in-laws' approval, the bride, Aya, makes a daring choice, while her husband Nader tries to cope with the consequences. The new relationship is put under its first test
14: 16 min | Arabic | Arri raw 2.8K | 1:85:1 | Color
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Mohammed Alhamoud | CAST: Fatima AlBanawi, Ayman Mutahar, Alanoud Yousef | PRODUCER: Mohammed Alhamoud, | DISTRIBUTOR: MAD SOLUTIONS
SCREENINGS & AWARDS
(France) 42nd Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival
(India) Kolkata International Film Festival
(Estonia) Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF Shorts)
(USA) Cleveland International Film Festival
(Poland) Lublin Film Festival
(Bangladesh) Dhaka International Film Festival
(France) CINECO Cinéma itinérant en Cévennes
(Canada) Quebec City Film Festival
(Indonesia) Minikino Film Week – Bali International Short Film Festival
(Germany) 16th Arab Film Festival in Tübingen/Stuttgart
(Netherlands) Arab Film Festival Rotterdam
(Italy) XXI Festival Internazionale Corti da Sogni Antonio Ricci
(Saudi Arabia) Redsea International Film Festival
(Saudi Arabia) Saudi Film Festival
Mohammed Alhamoud co-founded the Talashi Film collective in 2008 before obtaining an MFA in Film from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He wrote & directed a few shorts including Shadow (2009) and Ertidad (2019) which was selected for the International Competition of Clermont-Ferrand.
Before founding Last Scene Films Alhamoud produced a few short films & documentaries including the award-winning short Hajwalah (2015) by Rana Jarbou and the BBC documentary Our World (2016).