Inshallah A Boy

Inshallah Walad

64th TIFF: Greek Premiere
When Nawal's husband suddenly passes away without leaving a will, the young woman and her little daughter are confronted with a bleak fate. Under Jordanian law, in the absence of a son to inherit from the father, all property goes to the brother. Her only means to avoid losing her home and even the custody of her daughter is to give birth to a son. Inshallah! Amjad Al Rasheed's film marks the first-ever Jordanian movie screened at the Cannes Film Festival, and upon watching it, you'll understand why. It's an extraordinary example of social cinema that brims with intensity and inner turmoil, delving profoundly into the complex ethical, social, and ideological layers of a nation still tightly bound by unyielding and harsh traditions.
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Direction: Amjad Al Rasheed
Script: Amjad Al Rasheed, Rula Nasser, Delphine Agut
Cinematography: Kanamé Onoyama
Editing: Ahmed Hafez
Sound: Nour Halawani
Music: Jerry Lane, Andrew Lancaster
Actors: Mouna Hawa, Haitham Omari, Yumna Marwan, Salwa Nakkara, Mohammad Al Jizawi, Eslam Al-Awadi, Seleena Rababah
Production: The Imaginarium Films
Producers: Rula Nasser, Aseel Abu Ayyash
Co-production: Bayt Al Shawareb, Georges Films
Co-producers: Youssef Abed Alnabi, Raphaël Alexandre, Nicolas Leprêtre
Costumes: Zeina Soufan
Sets: Nasser Zoubi
Make Up: Farah Jadaane
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Jordan, France, Saudi Arabia, Qatar
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 113'
Contact: Pyramide International
Awards/Distinctions: Gan Foundation Award, Rail d'Or Award – Cannes' Critics Week 2023

Amjad Al Rasheed

Amjad Al Rasheed, a Jordanian director and writer born in 1985, has an MFA in Cinematic Arts with a concentration on Directing and Editing. In 2016 he was selected by Screen International as one of five «Arab Stars of Tomorrow» highlighting the up-and-coming young talents of the region. He attended the Talent Campus during the 57th Berlinale, after which he directed short films that garnered nominations and won prizes at various Arab and international film festivals.


2016 The Parrot (short)
2023 Inshallah a Boy