This screening includes In the Last Days of the City
- Date and time:
- Sat, Sept 22, From 7–8:58 pm
- 1 hr 58 min
- Free, but ticketed
Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad, and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multilayered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness, and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity. “Without doubt, the most important film in Egyptian cinema, if not Arab cinema, in a very long time” (Jean Michel Frodon, Slate Magazine). In Arabic with English subtitles.