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Screening: In the Last Days of the City
September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Egyptian direct Tamer El Said’s critically-acclaims film comes to Athens for a one-night free screening. The film tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, 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 multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness, loss and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity. Living between Berlin and Cairo, El Said studied filmmaking and journalism. His debut film premiered in the Berlinale 2016 where it received the Caligari Film Prize. The film has been invited to over 140 festivals worldwide receiving more than 12 international awards from France, Germany, USA, Italy, Poland, Russia, Argentina and Turkey.