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The Journey

Sara enters Baghdad station with sinister intentions for its reopening ceremony. As she braces to commit an unthinkable act, her plans are drastically altered by an unwanted and awkward encounter with Salam, a self-assured and flirtatious salesman. With Salam now hostage to Sara’s confused and deluded plan, he battles desperately to appeal to her humanity and sway her decision. In a moment of consideration and with her convictions crumbling before her, Sara is given the opportunity to witness the life and innocence she was so willing to destroy. But is this a second chance or an admission of guilt? Read More

Good Morning

Two old gentlemen go every day to the same coffee shop, between 10 am and noon, to sip quietly their espresso, and mainly to make crossword puzzles found in the newspapers. They consider this activity as a work which is supposed to protect them from loss of memory. From time to time, they observe through the large window many scenes on the street and inside the coffee shop which they comment. Around them a micro society interacts. Read More

Qalb Ommah

Young Chico is seriously injured. He is taken to a hospital where doctors urgently require a heart transplant. Hesham's mother dies on the operating table. Doctors transfer her heart to operate on Chico and save his life. As Chico recovers, he discovers a strange new maternal instinct and starts to reach out to Hesham. Read More

El Badla

A young Egyptian policeman (played by Tamer Hosny) is investigating a certain case when he starts facing challenging situations with an Egyptian citizen (played by Maged El-Masry) who had lived all his life in Spain and has just returned to Egypt. The comic situations he faces with his colleague (played by Akram Hosny) are without an end.Read More

Meenak Inta?

Issam is a mysterious grotto-man living in the wilderness, over viewing a rural village with a lot of happenings... For more than twenty years, they call him "the thief of food" as he steals nothing but something to eat, no one dares to confront him, he looks scary with his thick beard but he's also friendly and loving, while he rescues inhabitants from all kind of troubles. From the city, Lynn, a beautiful stubborn girl, was raised by Yasmine, her dying very sick grandmother, who's only wish was to be buried in the same village next to her old house... Lynn not only buried Yasmine, but also wanted to understand all the mysteries of that very complicated village... Read More

Capharnaum

A politically-charged fable, featuring mostly non-professional actors, about a child who launches a lawsuit against his parents. Read More

Harb Karmouz

An Egyptian police officer named General Yousef al-Masri lives in Karamouz neighborhood in Alexandria. The film dates back to the reign of King Farouk before the 1952 revolution in the English occupation of Egypt. Read More

Shock and Awe

A group of journalists covering George Bush's planned invasion of Iraq in 2003 are skeptical of the president's claim that Saddam Hussein has "weapons of mass destruction."Read More

Abla Tam Tam

The film revolves around a music teacher Tam Tam (Yasmin Abdulaziz) working in a private school, who is known for her weak personality in front of her students, and her reluctance to make decisions, which gets her into trouble with her students, their parents, the school administration and co-teachers. Read More

A Feeling Greater than Love

Dreams of popular revolution, erased by civil war. A young girl martyred at a factory strike in Beirut in 1972 - her identity shrouded in mystery. A meditation on revolution, cinema and their possibilities, past and present.Read More