CAIRO – 30 August 2017: A pre-screening Q&A session with
of the City (Akher ayam el madina) director Tamer El Said will be held in Berlin, Germany on August 31 on 9PM, to be presented by Mobile Kino and Wolf Kino.
Despite being an Egyptian production in the city of Cairo, the film had never received proper permission to actually be shown by authorities. The film has effectively been banned, forcing the creator to present his film outside of Egypt. There's a tragic irony in the fact that a film capturing the spirit of Cairo can't be shown to the people living in it.
The film's official screening is set for September 7th in Germany. The drama film takes place in the city and Egypt’s Capital Cairo.
The narrative film depicts the constant tragic changing the city endures and that is shown between fiction and reality. The sequence of events revolves around an Egyptian filmmaker who personally struggles in his life meanwhile trying to conduct a documentary film about Cairo in 2009.
Filming was finished just shortly before the 2011 revolution swept the country, turning the drama into a kind of omen of what was to come. In many ways it both a melancholy tribute to Cairo as it was and a solemn prediction of Cairo as it came to be.
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