"Zahret al-Sabar", the only Egyptian movie in Muhr competition, will screen on Friday, December 7 at Mall of the Emirates VOX 03 at 9:15 pm, as part of Dubai International Film Festival screenings – DIFF official Facebook Page
CAIRO – 8 December 2017: The Egyptian movie "Zahret al-Sabar" (Cactus Flower) will screen on Friday, December 7 at Mall of the Emirates VOX 03 at 9:15 p.m., as part of Dubai International Film Festival screenings.
"Zahret al-Sabar" is the film representing Egypt in the Muhr Feature competition at the 14th edition of the Dubai International Film Festival.
"Zahret al-Sabar" revolves around an Egyptian actress named Aida who has provincial roots and is struggling to make her way to the top. Aida suddenly finds herself kicked out of her house along with her old reclusive bourgeois neighbor Samiha.
Both have no money and nowhere to go, the two women meet a young guy named Yassin, while roaming the streets of Cairo. The three of them attempt to find shelter for the night. Their journey is full of tough moments and challenges just like the thorns of a cactus, yet becomes a journey of self-discovery for each of the three individuals.
An extraordinary unplanned friendship grows between Aida, Samiha and Yassin like a dazzling flower blooming from a thorny cactus.
The movie stars Menha al-Batraoui, Salma Samy and Marwan al-Azab, directed and written by Hala al-Khoussy.
The Festival management chose veteran Egyptian director Magdy Ahmed Aly to head the "Muhr Emirati" competition.
"Muhr Emirati" contains long and short films; "Muhr Emirati" is also expected to honor prominent Emirati and Arab personalities in the film industry. The festival chose Aly to head the competition after the participation of his latest successful movie "Mawlana", which was well received by the festival, the audience and the cinema critics.
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