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Have a nice dog

Germany 2020 / 13’14’’ / v.o. sott. ita / national preview

Trapped in Damascus, surrounded by war, a lonely man becomes increasingly lost in his fantasies of fleeing and the inner dialogues with his dog.

Direction: Jalal Maghout
Script: Jalal Maghout
Key Cast: Husam Chadat, Eman Dwagy, Bassam Hashem
Film Music: Dascha Dauenhauer
Sound Designer: Oscar Zöllner
Mixing/Sound Supervision: Nicolas Voss
Production: Karsten Matern

Jalal Maghout

Jalal Maghout is an independent filmmaker from Syria, who began his film career in 2010 after receiving his Bachelor’s degree in visual communication from the University of Damascus. He has produced several short animated films that have been shown at festivals around the world. He also sat on the juries of some international film festivals such as Stuttgart and Annecy. Jalal completed his master’s degree in animation directing at the Film University Babelsberg in 2019 with his film Have a Nice Dog!