Nora Alsharif / 2009 / Drama / United Kingdom / English
/ Subtitles: English;French;Spanish
/ 15'00" / 16 mm /
"Wednesday Afternoons" is an emotional story about the relationship between two old friends. Henry Walker, a retired railway clerk and a lonely widower. Henry prepares the setting in his flat for a game of chess between him and his old time friend Thomas. Henry’s loneliness is only overcome by the company of Thomas, but today and like a Greek tragedy he will discover that Gods have decided otherwise.
Nora Alsharif was born in Kuwait in 1982 to Palestinian Parents. After graduating with a BA in Graphic Design from Jordan, she moved to Dubai and worked in Advertising for several years before realizing her true passion lied within the moving image. She then spent a year working as an assistant producer on various TV commercials, shorts, and music videos before finally applying for an MA in Directing at Westminster University in London. "Wednesday Afternoons" is her graduation project and her first 16mm short film. Filmography : 2008: "The Door". 2009: "Dave". 2009: "My Morning Coat". 2009: "The Chase".
Cinema Jove International Film Festival (2010) / Etiuda & Anima - Poland (2010) / Huesca Film Festival (2010) / Yasujiro Ozu International Short Film Festival - Italy (2010) / Roma International Film Festival, USA (2010) / Franco Arab Film festival in Amman, Jordan (2010) / Abu Dhabi International Film Festival - UAE (2010)View all
Etiuda & Anima - Poland (2010) Don Quixote Award