Language: Arabic, 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