Private Project

I See A Woman

Late after midnight at an empty cafe, two lonely strangers find a unique connection, despite all their differences.

  • Laura Saab
  • Laura Saab
  • Laura Saab
  • Kamal Musallam
    Key Cast
  • Ksenia Giorno
    Key Cast
  • Nidal Morra
    Key Cast
  • Salah Balkis
    Key Cast
  • Hind Anabtawi
    Key Cast
  • Farah Diab
    Director of Photography
  • Tony Ruthnam
  • Amy Garvey
    Assistant Editor
  • Alicia Gonzalez
    Executive Producer
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    October 30, 2016
  • Country of Origin:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Country of Filming:
    United Arab Emirates
  • Language:
    Arabic, English
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Kansas International Film Festival
    United States
    November 5, 2017
  • Laughlin International Film Festival
    United States
    October 13, 2017
    International Premiere
Distribution Information
  • Image Nation Abu Dhabi
    Country: United Arab Emirates
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Laura Saab

Born in 1987 and raised in Paris, Laura Saab developed a fondness for cinema at an early age. She studied Business Administration and worked in marketing for international companies for a few years before pursuing filmmaking. It was after acting in a short film by an Arab Film Studio participant in 2015 that she decided to try her luck at the narrative program. “I See A Woman” is her first film.

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Director Statement

I wanted to write a simple story revolving around the meeting of two strangers, and how that meeting would affect them. Because sometimes in life such random encounters can provide momentary solace.
The characters of this film are both experiencing loneliness in their own way. In the case of the woman, she has fallen prey to an unsuccessful relationship and is now living in a new country she doesn’t really know. In his case, that feeling has been present for many years. But when he lays eyes on her, he suddenly steps out of his comfort zone and takes a chance at love.
I also wanted to convey an atmosphere that was typical of Middle Eastern cafés and reference some cultural aspects of the region, such as Turkish coffee and the oud.