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What is the one thing you wish was not forbidden?,” Aiesha posts the controversial question in a close Facebook group for her burqa-wearing peers. Aiesha, who is nicknamed among her peers as the fair eyed haori, meets her friend Sally at the mall shortly after the post. Under her burka, she hides more than her body and face, and during the seemingly ordinary shopping trip, she discovers that what she hates most about her life lays right over her eyes.
Over what looks like a random conversation between two strangers who have just met; they reveal their secrets while tackling subjects of love, marriage and infidelity. They explore their reasons in a very intense dialogue, they accept one another’s cruelty, sarcasm, and marriage advice; until they reach an unexpected choice to reveal the ugly truth and they leave just the way they met… as strangers.
When a retired old man in Cairo begins to learn about the extinction of dinosaurs, it sets off a series of events that will give his life renewed meaning.
The film monitors the journey of of the creativity and leadership of the
Egyptian Artist Nagy Shaker, a celebrated puppet-Maker , production
and Costume designer, and filmmaker who worked in the cinema and
art field for more than fifty years.
“Samir Eliwa is the head of a small family, an employee in a bank for years, but he suddenly gets fired after a decision to reduce labor, which was a shock he couldn’t face his family with, during his search for a job he discovers that his bank account is depleted, few days later he opens the door to find a box with a cell-phone in it and a note to put in his own fingerprint, he watches a mysterious video on the phone about his past, before he receives a phone call that changes his life forever”.
The film follows a loving couple who are experiencing the highs and lows of trying to conceive a baby, the feelings of doubt and the big decision that requires couples to do some serious self-reflecting and communicating
Between the alleys of the poor neighborhood and the roads leading to the villas of the luxury compound, Nawara goes back and forth everyday on her way to work, carrying in her journey between these two worlds the worries of the people of her neighborhood and their simple dreams, Nawara didn’t know that the spring of 2011 will bring her what she never expected.
“Shawky” is sick, he goes alone to the German doctor who’s visiting the country, who’s gonna tell him how bad his case is, on his way he meets “Doaa”, a lonely girl who’s getting ready for her wedding night, where their fates meet between the journeys of Life and Death in Cairo’s crowded streets, on a Hot Dry Summers day.