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Halima, a Sudanese henna painter goes to Basma’s, a young Egyptian bride to prepare her for her wedding: under the eyes of her daughter Ward, the encounter between the two women grows from complicity to suddenly unveiled tensions.

About the director

Morad Mostafa was born in 1988 in Cairo, Egypt. He studied Film directing in Cinema Palace in 2008. Ward’s Henna Party had its world premiere in Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival in the International Competition. The film has been selected in more than 100 festivals around the world and won many prizes.His second short film What We Don’t Know About Mariam also had its world premiere at Clermont-Ferrand in 2021.


Morad Mostafa


Morad Mostafa, Mohamed Ali Mansour

Director of Photography



Mohamed Mamdouh