Rest In Peace (Alf Rahma We Nour) | EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Rest In Peace (Alf Rahma We Nour) | EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Rest In Peace (Alf Rahma We Nour), EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Dir. Dina Abd Elsalam
Egypt. 2014. 16min. Colour. Arabic with English subtitles.
Trying to spend the night together after one of them has just lost her husband, two sisters settle in for a night of praying and introspection, listening to Qur’anic recitals. However, far from being a quiet night in, the evening takes a rather unexpected turn.

Dina Abd Elsalam is an Egyptian filmmaker, novelist, and a Professor at Alexandria University. Rest in Peace follows her first short This is Not a Pipe (2010), which received the Arab Women Filmmakers Award from the Baghdad International Film Festival in 2011. Both works address women’s issues which, the filmmaker confessed were topics she was more sensitive towards. On this subject, she said: ‘To be an artist is to embrace human suffering in its entirety, and to perceive beauty wherever you can find it’.

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