J’ai Le Cafard (Bint Werdan)
A woman in a downhearted mood struggles to keep up appearances in front of her chirpy and driven office colleagues. An encounter with a dying cockroach in the office toilet develops into an absurd friendship, becoming the comforting companionship she needs until she realizes its destructive effects on her life.
Maysaa Almumin, Kuwaiti, is currently living and working as an Assistant Professor in design in Qatar. She grew up in London where she was trained and practiced in architecture after which she moved to Kuwait and then Qatar where she started, acting and scriptwriting and eventually filmmaking. She has had acting training with directors/ filmmakers/academics Scandar Copti and Daniel Suissa and has been involved in film projects in Kuwait, Italy, Egypt and Qatar. J'ai le Cafard was a recipient of production grants by The Arab Fund for Art and Culture (AFAC) and the Doha Film Institute.
Director of Photography: Mostafa Sheshtawy; Music: Severin Favriau; Sound Design: Emeline Aldeguer; Art Director: Ahmed Saad Eldeen