Lift Like a Girl

Ash Ya Captain

23rd TDF: Greek Premiere

It certainly comes as a surprise to find out that this seemingly abandoned corner lot on a noisy and crowded street of Alexandria is a breeding house of champions. As we follow the story of Zebiba, who is dubbed as the next big thing in Egypt’s glorious tradition in female weightlifting, we are ushered into an unseen world that remains ostracized from plain view. A tale of devotion and internal conflicts that reflects the unspoken aspects and contradictions of a perplexed society.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Mayye Zayed
Script: Mayye Zayed
Cinematography: Mohamed El-Hadidi
Editing: Sarah Abdallah
Sound: Samir Nabil, Brian Dyrby, Kristoffer Salting
Music: Marian Mentrup
Production: Cleo Media, JYOTI Film, Rufy's Films
Producers: Mayye Zayed
Format: Digital File
Color: Color
Production Country: Denmark, Egypt, Germany
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 93'
Contact: Cléo Media
Awards/Distinctions: Bronze Pyramid - Cairo IFF 2020

Mayye Zayed


2013 The Mice Room (fiction, omnibus)
2016 A Stroll Down Sunflower Lane (fiction, short)
2020 Lift like a Girl