Synopsis: Cultural and intergenerational trauma erupt in this story about two sisters on the outskirts of Paris. After the siblings are torn apart, the eldest, Hasna, struggles to find her identity, leading to a choice that shocks the world. Director Dina Amer takes on one of the darkest issues of our time and deconstructs it in an intimate story about family, love, sisterhood, and belonging.
Director’s Biography: Dina Amer is an Egyptian-American film director, writer, producer and journalist. She helped produce the Oscar-nominated and Emmy award-winning documentary “The Square”, which chronicled the Egyptian Revolution from the frontlines. Growing up between the U.S. and Egypt, her work has focused on sharing nuanced, human stories with a global audience. Previous to her film work, Amer was a journalist and her written work has been published in The New York Times, CNN, and the Huffington Post.
Director: Dina Amer
Duration: 91 minutes
Country: Egypt, France, United States
Language: French, Arabic (Egyptian Dialect)
Screenplay: Dina Amer, Omar Mullick
Cast: Lorenza Grimaudo, Ilonna Grimaudo, Mouna Soualem, Sabrina Ouazani, Dina Amer, Alexandre Gonin, Sana Sri
Cinematography: Omar Mullick
Editing: Keiko Deguchi, Jake Roberts
Production: The Othrs, Artemis Rising Foundation, D'Artagnan, Dina Amer, Karim Amer, Elizabeth Woodward, Kelsey Falter, Sol Guy, Hind Meddeb
ِAwards: Special Jury Mention - Atlanta Film Festival 2022, Best Feature Film - Hot Springs International Women's Film Festival 2022, FIPRESCI Prize for International Film - Kerala International Film Festival 2022, Jury Special Mention - Luxembourg City Film Festival 2022, Best Picture - World Cinema - Phoenix Film Festival 2022, Best Film in the Main Competition and Amnesty International Award - Prague International Film Festival 2022, Best Screenplay of a Narrative Feature - RiverRun International Film Festival 2022, Best Narrative Feature - San Luis Obispo International Film Festival 2022, Audience Award - Red Sea Festival 2022 , Best Middle Eastern Film - Santa Barbara International Film Festival 2022, First Feature Award - Miami International Film Festival 2022, Jury Prize and Audience Award - REC Tarragona 2021
Début Status: Jordanian Première
Category Franco-Arab Rendez-Vous