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Muhr Arabic Feature
Egypt / 2009 / Arabic dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 35 mm / 114 minutes

Winner of Muhr Arab / Feature /Best Cinematographer: Nancy Abdel Fattah (Cinematographer)

Winner of Muhr Arab / Feature /Best Scriptwriter: Mariam Naoum (Screenplay)

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Synopsis

A massive critical hit, reminiscent of the classic era of Egyptian cinema, Kamla Abu Zekry's delightful and pacy film is ostensibly about the excitement generated by the 2008 African Nations Cup Final. However, as the eight main protagonists, drawn from across all strata of Cairene society demonstrate, the football-crazy city exerts a pervasive effect on a kaleidoscopic array of characters. From an alcoholic TV celebrity to a devout Christian lady, each of the protagonists deal with their own particular problems against a colourful backdrop of contemporary Cairo, a city which thrills, maddens and inspires its inhabitants with its unique and kaleidoscopic character.

Genre

Comedy, Drama, Experimental, Fantasy, Video Art

Cast & Credits

Parental Guidance (PG)

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