Sunday, February 18th
2:45 – 5:00pm
CARNEGIE INSTITUTION for SCIENCE
$11 IN ADVANCE HERE OR AT THE DOOR
Screens as part of Well That was a Pleasant Surprise! Narrative Shorts.
The Wedding Dress
Directed by Mohammed Salman
Saudi Arabia / 2017 / 24mins
Asmahan is a superstitious seamstress. She believes, like everyone in town, if she sews her daughter’s wedding dress for herself she would die. On the other hand, her daughter, Maryam, does not believe in the town’s superstitions. Her dream is to wear a wedding dress made by her mother, the best seamstress in town. As the day of her daughter’s wedding gets closer, Asmahan is faced with the question: Will the dress kill her or not?
Mohammed Salman is a an award winning Saudi filmmaker. He graduated from King Saud University with a degree in Fine Arts. An interior Designer, composer and cinematographer, Salman’s films premiered all over the world. His latest short documentary “Yellow” won Best Short Documentary at Saudi Films Festival and 2nd Place at the GCC Cinema Film Festival.