Directed by Lubna Bagsair
UAE | 8 MINS | 2015 | ARABIC (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)
Astray is a film about Haya, a self-obsessed, enigmatic Arab woman. She is arrested when caught in a compromising position with her longtime boyfriend, Hassan in a parking lot.
Haya and Hassan are taken into a small local police station where an officer gives them an ultimatum: either get married to legalize their behavior or face a jail sentence for indecency.
Haya must save herself while also keeping Hassan in the dark about her prior affairs.
Lubna Bagsair is an Arab filmmaker from Sudan, with a background in investigative journalism and documentary filmmaking.
Lubna is able to draw from real stories and experiences, adding realism to her narrative storytelling.
Currently, Lubna works in the development of several narrative Emirati feature films.