Unfolding a new experience in Egyptian cinema, the story builds up with minimal dialogue between the characters based on visual narration within a balanced equation of documentation and narration. The film tells the story of a prison inmate who escapes from jail following the incidents that took place across the country on January 28th, 2011, when police forces were withdrawn from the streets and chaos prevailed. The film stars Asser Yassin who plays the leading role of the fugitive inmate who moves in a number of poor alienated Egyptian districts.
Status: Released- 2013
Starring: Asser Yassin, Amr Abed, Mohamed Mamdouh, Saif Al Aswany, Yara Gebran, Latifa Fahmy
Directed and Written by: Ahmad Abdalla
Producer: Film Clinic, Mashrou’
World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival
Golden Antigone Award for the Best Narrative Feature at Cinemed International Mediterranean Festival of Montpellier in France
US premiere through Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy in Washington D.C.
Official Selection at:
Abu Dhabi Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Singapore International Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Kalamazoo World Languages Film Festival at Western Michigan University, Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons in Brussels, Dublin Arabic Film Festival, Mizna Twin Cities Arab Film Festival, New Middle East Cinema Film Festival at University of Pennsylvania, Africa Film Festival in Belgium, Seattle International Film Festival, Galway African Film Festival in Ireland