Director: Tamer El Said
Country: Egypt/Germany/Great Britain/United Arab Emirates
Year: 2016
Running time: 118 min
In Arabic with English subtitles
Format: DCP
Sound: Dolby SR 5.1
Apect Ratio 1:1.85

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IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY

Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.

AWARDS
Caligari Film Prize at Berlinale
Critics Award for Best Arab Film in 2016, Arab Cinema Center
Grand Prix of New Horizons International Film Festival
Grand Prix of Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes
Best Film, San Francisco Arab Film Festival, USA, 2016
Best Director at Buenos Aires International Film festival (BAFICI)

COMING TO THEATERS SOON

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PLAYDATES

  • New Directors/New Films, New York, NY
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
  • Mizna Arab Film Festival, Minneapolis, MN
  • Arab Film Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • Chicago Intl. Film Festival, Chicago, IL
  • Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA
  • Honolulu Museum of Art, Honolulu, HI
  • 2/7/18 The Movies at Meadville, Meadville, PA
  • 4/27-5/3/18 Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
  • 6/1-7/18 Jean Cocteau, Santa Fe, NM

REVIEWS

“A melancholic love-hate poem to Cairo and the role of filmmakers in any city in pain.”
—Jay Weissberg, Variety

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