Space Woman World Premieres at LA Shorts International Film Festival

July 12, 2021

Short film Space Woman, by Hadi Moussally, will land its world premiere within the events of the LA Shorts International Film Festival (1-31 July), which is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences.

LA Shorts International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious and largest short film festivals in the world. The festival is accredited by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television. Its current edition showcases over 500 short films.

Tripoli, North Lebanon. At 64, Maha has just retired from teaching. This new life puts her in the face of her loneliness as a divorced woman and leads her to wonder: had she not always dreamed of being an astronaut? and what if she lets herself drift to this promise of escape?

Directed by Hadi Moussally, Space Woman stars Maha Abas, Sana Bakri, and May Moussally and is distributed across the Arab world by MAD Solutions.

Hadi Moussally is a Lebanese film director who received his master’s degree from Paris-Est Marne la Vallée University. He decided to shift towards the world of fashion and directed several experimental films, some of which received various distinctions in international festivals. In 2014, he made his first documentary inspired by the life of his grandmother. In 2018, Moussally completed an experimental project on Albinism "Positive" and the film’s photos have been exhibited at the UNESCO, the City Hall of Paris, and Beirut Art Fair as well.

Moussally founded the production unit h7o7 with the aim to enable the making and promotion of films and photos where he privileged the mixture of genres between experimental, documentary, fashion and fiction. His films have been awarded worldwide and have received more than 25 awards and 200 selections in international festivals. In 2020, he founded the collective “Hybrid Wave” with around 30 hybrid artists from around the world.

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