Jordan, UAE, France, Egypt / 2015 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / 85 minutes
The Cruve is a Jordanian roadmovie. Radi is an ascetic man who lives an isolated life in his van, one night hears a shrilling scream from a distance. He challenges his fear of others, and turn on the front of the bus light to find out where the scream came from. With this seemingly trivial action, he soon finds himself on a road trip with Laila, a recently divorced Palestinian/Syrian women, the Lebanese artist Sami and a mysterious Jordanian policeman. On the road, they face events and facts that provoke them to face themselves and re-evaluate their personalities in a way that allows the line between reality and illusion to blur.
Rifqi Assaf is an award-winning Jordanian filmmaker and screenwriter, with a filmography of four short films as a scriptwriter/director; including the award-winning film The View. The Curve, was short listed in Abu Dhabi Grant Shasha as one of the best screenplays to support, winner of The Arab Fund for Culture and Arts (AFAC), and a support of the Jordanian Film Fund.
Director: Rifiqi Assaf
Writer: Rifiqi Assaf
Cast: Ashraf Barhoum, Fatina Layla, Mazen Mouadam
DOP: Piotr Jaxa
Producer: Rula Nasser, Mohamed Hefzy, Maingot Xenia