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CAIRO – 4 May 2018: Episode six from season two of “Westworld” will be directed by Egyptian-Swedish filmmaker, writer and artist Tarek Saleh, who directed the controversial movie “The Nile Hilton Incident”.
The series “Westworld” is divided into a group of timelines; the common link between them is Dolores (Evan Rachel Wood), the park’s oldest functioning robotic “host”. Dolores plays a vital role with almost every character in the park, both human and host, so the audience must understand her storyline well in order to be able to understand the chronology of the whole story. Flashback also play a prominent role throughout the series.
Saleh’s "The Nile Hilton Incident", released in 2017, revolves around an Egyptian officer investigating the murder of a stripper who was killed by a businessman in one of Cairo's hotels. The detective exposes relevant connections between the businessman and high-ranking officials.
The setting of the film occurs during the period of the January 25 Revolution in 2011 and features some of the reasons that led citizens to take to the streets in mass demonstrations, including corruption and poverty.
Co-produced by Atmo, a German, Danish and Swedish production company, "The Nile Hilton Incident" stars Fares Fares, Mari Malek and Yaser Ali Maher, among others.
The film participated in major international film festivals and won La Grand Prix at the 2017 Beaune International Thriller Film Festival and the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.