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Ajyal Film Festival 2019

All Films

Falling Leaves

Made in Qatar

Dimitri Yuri / Short Narrative / Qatar / 2019 / 9 min / Black & White / DCP
In English
Interests: Drama
Rated: Mature subject matter which may not be suitable for minors. Parental guidance is strongly advised.Individuals under the age of 15 are not admitted into cinemas.

Screenings

Synopsis

It's a big day in the life of a little girl, as she is finally being inducted into the family business—embalming dead bodies. With her older brother as her instructor, the young girl asks; "why do people die?". The brother tells her he will answer her question, but only once they are done embalming the dead woman that lies in front of them. Hoping to buy time, he struggles to come up with an answer to a question he is not sure how to handle.

About the Directors

Dimitri Yuri is a Brazilian screenwriter/director who has lived in Doha for the past six years. After graduating from Virginia Commonwealth University, majoring in Art History, Dimitri began to write and direct commercials for a variety of reputable companies such as St. Regis, Qatar Petroleum, and Qatar Airways. Dimitri's latest script, 'Blood at the Root', won the Gold Prize at the 2018 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. He currently works as a project coordinator/director for The Film House—a Qatari-based production company.

Credits

Director
Dimitri Yuri
Producer
Jemina Legaspi
Executive Producer
Jemina Legaspi, Dimitri Yuri
Cinematographer
Nissryne Dib
Sound
Nadim Maalouf
Set Designer
Mayar Hamdan
Cast
Trinity Etheridge, Dimitri Yuri, Maysaa Almumin

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