Born in 1978 in Libya. He studied
Literature and Film at various institutions,
including the International Film and Television
School EICAR in Paris. In 2005, he founded the
production company ME Films in Amman.
Yahya Alabdallah has made a series of short
films and also works as a literature critic.
FILMOGRAFIE 2004 SIX MINUTES, Kurzfilm ·
2005 TALAWEEN, Kurzfilm · 2006 A MAN IN
A CUP, Kurzfilm · 2008 PUMMEL, Kurzfilm ·
2011 AL JUMA AL AKHEIRA (THE LAST FRIDAY)
The Last Friday (2012)
Since gambling away everything he used to own, Yousef has lived alone in humble conditions, working as a taxi driver. In order to scrape together the money for an upcoming operation at the hospital, he turns to his boss for help and re-establishes contact with his son and now wealthy ex-wife after a long period of estrangement. Much is therefore in motion on the eve of the surgical procedure. A Knight of the Mournful Countenance in the city of Amman: Yousef deals with everyday adversities with silence and stoicism. He secretly steals his electricity from a neighbour. More