Homemade Stories

حكايا بيتية

24th TDF: Greek Premiere

As the revolution turns into war; Nidal, a Syrian filmmaker, is forced to leave the country. He locks his Damascus home door and travels with his wife and daughter to Cairo, at the time celebrating a successful revolution. He is invited by friends to open an old cinema theater which they are about to renovate. Nidal, whose refuge in Cairo keeps extending indefinitely longs for his home and city and finds refuge in navigating personal family home videos and memories as he discovers a new space: an old locked cinema in the heart of Cairo. He attempts to make a film about longing for his home by filming the cinema, to tell a story of hope. Perhaps also of despair.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

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Direction: Nidal Al Dibs
Cinematography: Mahmoud Lotfy
Editing: Micheal Youssef Shafik
Sound: Max Schneider
Production: Seen Films
Producers: Mostafa Youssef
Co-production: Plateau 84
Co-producers: Nidal Al Dibs
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Syria, Egypt
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 71΄
Contact: Seen Films

Nidal Al Dibs


1992 Winter Sonata (short fiction)
1994 Collage (short fiction)
2005 Under the Ceiling (fiction)
2006 Black Stone
2021 Homemade Stories