Drama | 2013 | 8 mins
DCP | HD CAM | Digi Beta

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Synopsis

On the anniversary of 'Black Wednesday', and his 5th birthday, young Sameer is taken to visit his father’s grave. Distracted by his toy car Sameer wanders off and becomes lost in the labyrinth of graves. There he meets an unconventional new friend who mysteriously leads him back to his mother.​

 

Mohanad Hayal
 

Mohanad is a graduate of the faculty of fine arts and cinema, Baghdad. He began work on a number of film projects as an assitant to Mohamed Al-Daradji and Oday Rasheed.

 

He has made a number short films; 'City Heart', 'Wrong', 'Furat' and 'Screenplay'. 'Happy Birthday' was created as part of a short film academy in Iraq and was selected for Berlinale 2013. ​

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Mohanad now works for ​the Iraqi Independent Film Center.

Director - Mohanad Hayal

Official Selection

BERLINALE

2013

 

Official Selection

DUBAI FF

2013

 

Official Selection

MIDDLE EAST NOW!

2013

 

WINNER

Rising Star Award

RHODE ISLAND IFF

2013

 

Official Selection

YALLA SHEBAB FF

2013

 

Official Selection

CINEMA ARABE

2013

 

Official Selection

ARAB FF TEXAS

2014

 

Official Selection

RAINDANCE FF

2014

 

Official Selection

PALM SPRINGS SHORT FF

2014

 

Official Selection

ARAB FF CA

2014

 

WINNER

Grand Jury Prize

ERBIL FF

2014

 

Official Selection

ZLIN CHILDREN'S FF

2014

 

Official Selection

SEATTLE CHILDREN"S FF

2014

 

 

Happy Birthday (2013)
Happy Birthday (2013)
Happy Birthday (2013)
Happy Birthday (2013)
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