Dir. Nada Riyadh
Egypt, Germany. 2019. 21 mins. Arabic with English subtitles.
In the peculiar set up of a deserted and run-down Egyptian seaside resort in wintertime, a young unmarried couple arrives to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.
*Triger warning: please note this film features some images of violence against women.
Part of the Baobab Award Shorts programme
The Baobab Award for Best Short Film exists to recognise and support African filmmaking and to enhance the visibility of emerging new voices. The Award consists of a £1,000 cash prize awarded by a jury of filmmakers and industry professionals.
Tuesday 3 November | 20:00 | Rich Mix
*Our socially distanced screening was rescheduled due to a second lockdown in the UK.
Leeds International Film Festival
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Nada Riyadh is a filmmaker based in Cairo, Egypt. Her debut documentary film (Happily ever after) premiered at IDFA (International Documentary Film of Amsterdam) in 2016. She is a winner of The Film Prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung 2017 to support the production of her short fiction film (The Trap). She also leads and mentors filmmaking
workshops to empower distressed communities suffering from war, displacement, and difficult living conditions in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Her work mainly focuses on exploring the depth and complexity of the human psyche and relationships through the visual medium.