Muna

Warda Mohamed | United Kingdom | 2023 | 19'
Screenings
Sat 11 May H 15:00
from Tue 7 May - 0:00
to Sun 12 May - 23:59
Section
Original title
Muna
Synopsis
Muna is a second generation teenager who wants more than anything to go on a school trip, but her parents are firmly against it. When the news arrives that her grandfather, who she has never met, has died in Somalia, she is filled with a feeling that hitherto had been unknown to her...
Cast
Kosar Ali, Raha Isse Farah, Elmi Rashid Elmi, Ahmed Nur
Films Distribution
T A P E Collective
Production
Monegram & BBC Film, in association with Pink Towel and Rendition Films
Editing
Warda Mohamed
Cinematography
Olan Collardy
Editing
Mdhamiri á Nkemi
Language
English, Somali
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
Italian premiere
Main awards
CINIT Award (FESCAAAL 2024)
Best Short Film and Best Actress (British Short Film Awards, 2023)
Trailer
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Biography
Warda began her film career assisting on Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, where she consulted on elements of Somali representation. Her first experimental short Sorry my Somali is not very good premiered on BFI Player in June 2021 and has been screened at BFI Southbank and at Aesthetica Film Festival. She is an alumna of the BFI NETWORK@LFF talent programme. She works also as director and writer for the stage. BBC FILM-backed Muna, is Warda’s debut narrative short: it made its International Premiere at Berlinale 2023 and is currently on the festival circuit. The film was nominated for Best British Short Film at the British Independent Film Awards and at the London Critics Circle Film Awards, and as well winning Best Short Film at the British Short Film Awards.
Filmography
2023 - Muna, sf
2021 - Sorry My Somali Is Not Very Good, sf

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