Set in a small seaside town in Ras Al Khaimah, Sea Shadow follows Emirati teenagers Mansour and Kaltham as they struggle with traditions and conventions on their journey toward adulthood. Bound by family and deeply rooted values, the pair must find the courage to forge their own paths. In this charmingly low-key follow-up to his debut feature The Circle, director Nawaf Al-Janahi combines a nostalgic feel for a simpler time with genuine cultural insight. –Abu Dhabi Film Festival
MUBI and the Festival present twofeatures that have been making noise — and picking up awards.