Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home.
Unable to confess her transgressions to Julia, Mona decides to leave the past behind and adjust to a new status quo, unaware that the country’s turmoil may find its way into her home and put her face to face with her sins.
Following a violent incident, Eissa, a 17-year-old African migrant in Egypt, strives to beat the clock to save his loved ones whatever it takes.
Eighteen-year-old Khadiga lives alone with her baby after her husband leaves to work in a distant city. On an ordinary day, as she makes her way through the hustle and bustle of the Cairo streets to visit her relatives, she feels misunderstood and lost as never before.
Yasmina, a young Egyptian woman, is suddenly called by her Hungarian friend Yoko to assist her with her secret departure from Cairo in the aftermath of an Italian student’s mysterious death. Trying to cope with the tense situation, they spend their last few hours together in denial and anger of their unpleasant reality.
When Nashaat’s daughter is viciously attacked by his neighbor’s’ dog,he is aggrieved to hear claims that she provoked the attack.Unreconciled emotions lead to a heated confrontation with his ex-wife, leaving the cornered father with no choice but to take out frustrations on the perpetrator.
“Halima”, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. She goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her 7 years old daughter “Ward” accompanies her and starts to wander around and discover the place.
Faten gets out of jail 20 years after committing a horrible crime. it’s fall of 2013 and Egypt is under a curfew, she is obliged to spend the night with Laila who exposes her to a second trial in search of answers to an unbearable question. Two women seeking acceptance, resolution and closure.
A poor lady decides to enjoy a day out with her son who suffers from Down
syndrome. She heads to classy Cairo towns to enjoy some ice-cream but instead,
she is faced by great struggle. However, she insists on capturing a happy moment,
for both herself and her son
Habib is a barber in his late sixties who works in his own home barbershop.
One day he decides to break his daily routine and go through an adventure
to delight his wife. Habib seems to be in psychological pain and suffering so
much, however he insists on living his life in full.
Hind is at a turning point in her life. Her hesitant character and selfishness, that she is well aware of, make her unstoppable when it comes to getting what she wants, even if it at the expense of others.
28 years old Noha goes to pharmacy for buying a condom, her mother shows up. Suddenly to turn the whole situation upside-down and she finds herself struggling with a series of unwanted events.
« Set in the confines of an impoverished Cairo neighborhood, a community’s everyday life is threatened by the ruthless rhythms of Tanneries, rotary driers crushing animal skin, hazards of poisonous wastewater, Tahyea desperately clings to her brother, Saqr, whose only dream is to escape »
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.