Previously at the ICA - Films
5 Nov 2016
The screening will be followed by a Q&A with actors Khalid Abdalla and Laila Samy.
Cairo, 2009. Khalid is searching for inspiration for his next film but his city has lost all its meaning. He looks to his filmmaker friends in Baghdad, Beirut and Berlin but they too are lost at sea. As if in a dream, he wanders through the break-up of a relationship, looks for a flat and tends to his ailing mother. In this love letter to a lost city, director Tamer El Said employs hindsight to give the film its unique power, its characters musings and loneliness predicating the storm that will soon consume their beloved Cairo.
In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina), dir. Tamer El Said, Egypt/Germany/UK 2016, 118 mins.
Please note that a three minute short film will be screened before the first main feature every evening. Part of a rotating selection that changes weekly, the films shown are currently on tour to various arts venues across the country as part of Playback