Director Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut tells the fictional story of a Cairo filmmaker (Khalid Abdalla from The Kite Runner and The Square) struggling to capture the soul of a city while facing loss in his own life. Shot during the two years before the revolution in Egypt, this film-within-a film is a visually rich exploration of lives shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.

See reviews in the “New York Times” and “Variety.”

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Director
Tamer El Said
Released
2016
Language
Arabic with English subtitles
Country
Egypt/Germany/UK/United Arab Emirates
Running Time
118 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
http://bigworldpictures.org/films/inthelastdaysofthecity/index.html