61st TIFF: Greek premiere

Ηana is a British aid worker who returns to Egypt, after taking leave. Upon arriving, she encounters Sultan, an archeologist with whom she shares a long lost love. Although their feelings for each other are obvious, it becomes clear that Hana’s traumatized past prevents her from seizing a second chance at happiness. Set against the mystical backdrop of Luxor, where ancient ruins portray the protagonist’s crumbling soul, this heartwarming story of love appeases all persistent inner demons.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Zeina Durra
Script: Zeina Durra
Cinematography: Zelmira Gainza
Editing: Andrea Chignoli
Music: Nascuy Linares
Actors: Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh, Michael Landes, Sherine Reda, Salima Ikram, Shahira Fahmy
Producers: Mohamed Hefzy, Gianluca Chakra, Mamdouh Saba, Zeina Durra
Sets: Mohamed Fakhry
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Egypt, UK
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 85΄
Contact: TOTEM FILMS Agathe Valentin
Awards/Distinctions: Special Jury Prize – La Roche-sur-Yon IFF

Zeina Durra

British-born of Middle Eastern and Bosnian descent, ZEINA DURRA received her BA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and her MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film Programme. Her directorial debut, The Imperialists Are Still Alive! premiered in US Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2010. She is now back having just shot her next feature, Luxor, starring Andrea Riseborough, which premiered in World Dramatic Competition at Sundance 2020. Zeina is now based out of London, and is currently developing various film projects.


2005 Seventh Dog (short)
2010 The Imperialists Are Still Alive!
2020 Luxor