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In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina)

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Synopsis

Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35-year-old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living In the last days of the city.
Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2016 - Debate Strand

Details

Year
2016
Type of film
Features
Running Time
118 mins
Director
Tamer El Said 1st Feature
Producer
Tamer El Said, Khalid Abdalla, Hana Al Bayaty, Michel Balagué, Marcin Malaszczak, and Cat Villiers
Editor
Mohamed Abdel Gawad, Vartan Avakian, Barbara Bossuet
Screenwriter
Tamer El Said, Rasha Salti
Director of Photography
Bassem Fayad
Production Designer
Salah Marei
Sound
Sound Designer, Sound Recordist: Victor Bresse; Sound Mixer: Mikaël Barre
Music
Amélie Legrand, Victor Moïse
Principal Cast
Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Maryam Saleh, Hayder Helo, Basim Hajar, Bassem Fayad
Funding
Made with the financial support of The World Cinema Fund, SANAD - The Development and Post-Production Fund of twofour54 Abu Dhabi, AFAC - The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture, Cinereach, The Ford Foundation, The Global Film Initiative, The Cultural Resource, Fonds Francophone Audiovisuelle du Sud, Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Cairo, Goethe-Insitut Cairo. The film is also a recipient of the 2015 Torino Film Lab World Distribution Award, the 2010 Carthage CNC Prize for Work In Progress, and the 2014 Takmil JCC Post-Production award (Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage).

Genre

Production Company

Egypt, UK, Germany, United Arab Emirates coproduction

Zero Production (Egypt), Sunnyland Film (Egypt), Autonomous (UK), Mengamuk Films (Germany)

Autonomous
Cat Villiers
10 Orange Street
London
WC2H 7DQ
cat@autonomous.uk.com

Sales
Company

Still Moving
Pierre Menahem
6 rue Boissonade
75014 Paris
France
+33 6 6208 8179
pmenahem@stillmoving.fr
http://www.stillmoving.fr