Previously at the ICA - Films
22 Sep 2017 – 19 Oct 2017
Filmmaker Tamer El Said's debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo, played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, Tigers) as he struggles to depict the soul of a city on the edge while facing loss in his own life.
Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin two years prior to the outbreak of the revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness, loss and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.
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
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