ONLY MEN GO TO THE GRAVE (2016)

80 min - Fiction
Synopsis:
Set in 1988, a blind mother welcomes her estranged daughters to tell them a secret. Unfortunately, she accidentally dies while sharing it. During the funeral, the daughters try to deal with their mother's sudden death and also work together to unveil her secret by looking for clues from visitors. Throughout the funeral, their own lives continue to unravel, giving room for buried family tensions to gradually surface, while struggling to deal with their own secrets and deep-rooted guilt. The arrival of an unfamiliar guest rocks the entire foundation of their family. How do they deal with the aftermath?
Director: Abdulla Al Kaabi
Writer: Abdulla Al Kaabi, Dunia Ayaso, Félix Sabroso
Country: UAE, Iran
Production: Abdulla Al Kaabi

Awards / Nominations:

Best Muhr Feature Award at the 2016 Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF)


Reviews:

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