THE ALLEYS
THE ALLEYS

THE ALLEYS

Director Bassel Ghandour

Production year 2021

Length 116min.

Country Jordan

screenings

07 Oct 2021 10․00 Cinema House, Grand Hall
08 Oct 2021 18․00 Cinema House, Grand Hall

SYNOPSIS

Gossip and violence run rampant deep in the labyrinthine alleys of East Amman. Ali, a hustler pretending to be a businessman, has to keep his relationship with Lana a secret in order to hide from society’s judgemental eye. Things start to fall apart when Lana’s mother, Aseel, is blackmailed by an unknown voyeur who has filmed the young couple. Hoping to avoid embarrassment, Aseel discreetly convinces Abbas, a ruthless gangster, to put a stop to it all... but things do not go as planned. Their lives start to intertwine and collide not only with each other, but with other neighbours living in the same alleys.

CAST & CREW

Bassel Ghandour
Bassel Ghandour

Director

Producer(s)

Yousef Abed Alnabi, Rula Nasser

Script

Bassel Ghandour

Director of Photography

Justin Hamilton

Production designer

Rand Abdel Nour, Anas Balaw

Music by

Nasser Sharaf

Sound

Rana Eid

Edit

Eyad Hamam

Cast

Emad Azmi, Baraka Rahmani, Monzer Reyahnah, Nadira Omran, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Nadeem Rimawi

Production company(ies)

The Imaginarium, Bayt Al Shawareb

Bassel Ghandour

Bassel Ghandour is most known for writing and producing the 2016 Oscar Nominee and BAFTA winning Theeb. His directorial debut, The Alleys, premiered at the prestigious Piazza Grande of the 2021 Locarno FF. Currently he’s directing a docuseries that follows the journey of five Syrian footballers who were recruited to play professional football in Brazil.


Filmography

Till Death (2012, short), Freekeh (2019, short), The Alleys (2021).

FILMS 2021