In The Last Days of the City

  |  Book Tickets: 01/11/2016
  |  118 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
In The Last Days of the City Film Poster


Director: Tamer El Said. Starring: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Bassem Fayad. Egypt/Germany/UK/United Arab Emirates 2016. 118 mins. Arabic with English Subtitles. Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, The Square) plays the protagonist of Tamer El Said’s ambitious feature debut, a filmmaker in Cairo attempting to capture the zeitgeist of his city as the world changes around him—from personal love and loss to the fall of the Mubarak regime. Throughout, friends send footage and stories from Berlin, Baghdad, and Beirut, creating a powerful, multilayered meditation on togetherness, the tactile hold of cities, and the meaning of homeland. Shot in 2008 and completed this year, the film explores the weight of the cinematic image as record and storytelling in an ongoing time of change. CFF 15