Munukeer is a short film set in 1970's Saudi Arabia. It tells the story of a marriage that, overwhelmed by tradition, lacks intimacy. Dina, a desperate Jeddah housewife, tries to bring passion into her relationship by organizing a romantic trip to Cairo.
Writer/Director, Maram Taibah, was inspired by her parents’ pictures from the 70’s, the heroic looks of men with handlebar moustaches and fragile women in maxi skirts. She set on a cinematic journey to tackle the question of what happens to couples when all love is replaced by the mundane echo of social norms. And all that’s left of romance is looking at Polaroids with Abdel Halim Hafez playing in the background.
Director: Maram Taibah
Cinematographer: Chad Gray
Editing/VFX Design: Michael Callahan
Music: Wild Flower by Cubase
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