A middle-aged man dies of a drug overdose in a shabby Cairo bar, surrounded by his young thug brethren and his mistress. On his death, his mistress reveals that the man has a wife and a daughter whom he deserted 10 years earlier, along with his Coptic Christian bourgeois life. The mistress decides to inform his family about his death, to the chagrin of a gang who suspect that the man is still alive. Over the course of a long and hazy night, the two groups fight over his corpse. Based on a short story by Brazilian writer Jorge Amado, Egyptian director’s Oussama Fawzi’s sophomore film is a strikingly original movie; at once a hallucinatory nocturnal journey into the depths of the human soul and a brilliant meditation on death, class and choice.
Sun, 16 Sep 2018
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This screening is followed by a Q&A with curator Joseph Fahim.
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.
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