Florida Premiere


Country: USA
Language: Arabic, English
Subtitles: English

Running Time: 80min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Jordan Ressler Screenwriting Competition

Among the various services that form the backdrop of life in Los Angeles, none is perhaps more simultaneously ubiquitous and invisible as the parking valet. Writer-director Heidi Saman’s feature debut smartly centers on one such figure, a young Egyptian-American who over the course of Namour gradually succumbs to a nervous breakdown.

Set during 2008’s economic collapse, Namour is an elegantly understated character study that perceptively assesses the toll of financial, cultural and work-related stress on one’s family and psyche. With its striking widescreen compositions, Namour is also a stark, bracing ode to Angelino light, space and often alienating glitz.


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Director: Heidi Saman
Producer: Matthew Keene Smith, Heidi Saman
Screenwriter: Heidi Saman

Music: Tyler Pursel
Cinematographer: Dawn Chenette
Editor: Mark Tumas

Cast: Karim Saleh, Mona Hala, Wedad Abdou, Nicole Haddad, Waleed F. Zuaiter, Melina Lizette, Lavrenti Lopes

Heidi Saman

Heidi Saman has directed the short film “The Maid” (08) and the feature Namour (16), which won the LA Muse Award at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

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