V’17: OCTOBER 19 – NOVEMBER 2, 2017

Akher ayam el madina

V' 16

Akher ayam el madina

Tamer El Said
Ägypten/D/GB/VAE, 2016
Fiction, 119min, OmeU

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Akher ayam el madina

Tamer El Said
Ägypten/D/GB/VAE, 2016
Fiction, 119min, OmeU

Actors: 
Khalid Abdalla
Khalid
Laila Samy
Laila
Hanan Youssef
Hanan
Maryam Saleh
Maryam
Hayder Helo
Hassan
Basim Hajar
Tarek
Bassem Fayad
Bassem
Ali Sobhi
Ali
Islam Kamal
Cutter
Mohamed Gaber
Gaber
Screenplay: 
Tamer El Said
Rasha Salti
Sound: 
Victor Bresse
Camera: 
Bassem Fayad
Editor: 
Mohamed Abdel Gawad
Vartan Avakian
Barbara Bossuet
Composer: 
Amélie Legrand
Victor Moïse
Decoration: 
Salah Marei
Costume: 
Zeina Kiwan

Production: 
Zero Production
Mengamuk Films
Autonomous
World Sales: 
Still Moving
Format: 
DCP
Color

Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living ‘in the last days of the city’.“The disparate materials of Khalid’s film – which is essentially the same as Tamer El Said’s, blending his own footage with a series of video missives sent to him by friends and colleagues – all tend to concern creators of some kind: a calligrapher, a composer, the founder of a roving theater troupe. As he sits in front of an editing screen we see, over his shoulder, a world of actors, dancers, writers, and fellow filmmakers forming a loose composite portrait of cultural life in a perilous time and place.” (Kaelen Wilson-Goldie)

In the presence of Tamer El Said.

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