Movie: 'From A to B' by Ali F. Mostafa
Five years after the loss of his best friend, Omar decides to take the road trip they always talked about, but never got to take.
Just days away from the birth of his first child, and much to his pregnant wife's dismay, he reaches out to his estranged high school friends Jay and Ramy who have lost touch since Hady's death to take the road trip in his memory. Jay, now a playboy / wannabe DJ, and Ramy, a #activits (with 737 twitter followers!), take some convincing, but finally agree to the trip. The boys decide to drive from Abu Dhabi - via Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Syria to arrive in Beirut, on what would have been Hady's twenty-fifth birthday. Their journey is filled with speed-bumps - breakdowns, wrong turns, shady mechanics and a camel or two. If all of this doesn't drive them crazy, it might just bring them closer.
Road trips are definitely not the newest subgenre in the cinema, and we all know some great classics we love to rewatch over and over again. But until now, Arab cinema had not explored that category with their own proper take on it.
Ali F. Mostafa, well know for the movie about Dubai "City of Life", is the first Emirati director who changes that. 'From A to B' presents broadly entertaining, light-hearted road trip filled with funny adventures, that will satisfy everyone who expects to chill watching a nice comedy on lazy Friday evening. And the good news is you can watch it on Netflix!
Directed by Ali F. Mostafa
23 October 2014 (Abu Dhabi Film Festival)
8 January 2015 (Abu Dhabi)