Greek Premiere

Zagazig, a small city on the Nile Delta in Egypt. Today. Souad, a 19-year-old young woman, leads a double life. While remaining conservative and veiled among her family and society, Souad is obsessed with her image on social media, and goes into several secret virtual relationships with men. She constantly lies about her personal life, projecting wishfully images of a different desired life. Her ambitions are slowly crushed by the invasion of reality. A series of small-scale incidents lead to a tragic event that makes Rabab, her 13-year-old little sister, embark on a real-life journey looking for answers...

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Direction: Ayten Amin
Script: Sameh Awad
Cinematography: Maged Nader
Editing: Khaled Moeit
Sound: Victor Bresse, Sara Kaddouri, Moustafa Shaaban, Mohab Ezz, Lama Sawaya
Actors: Bassant Ahmed, Basmala Elghaiesh, Hussein Ghanem, Hager Mahmoud, Sarah Shedid
Production: Vivid Reels
Producers: Sameh Awad
Co-production: Nomadis Images, Film Clinic, Road Movies, Fig Leaf Studios
Co-producers: Dora Bouchoucha, Lina Chaabane, Mohamed Hefzy, Wim Wenders, Léa Germain, Ayten Amin, Mark Lofty
Costumes: Nayera El Dahshoury
Production Design: Chahira Mouchir
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Egypt, Tunisia, Germany
Production Year: 2021
Duration: 102'
Distribution in Greece: Cinobo
Contact: Best Friend Forever

Ayten Amin

Ayten Amin has been working in the film industry for the past 12 years. Her first short film Her Man was selected at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival and, after receiving several national prizes, it was exclusively acquired by Canal+ in France. In 2013, her debut feature film Villa 69 received the Special Jury Award for Arab Film at Abu Dhabi Film Festival. Throughout her career, she received numerous prestigious awards and recognitions, such as the Cairo Film Connection Award for Best Film or the Hubert Bals Award at Durban FilmMart. She co-directed the documentary Tahrir 2011, which was selected at Venice International Film Festival and TIFF Toronto International Film Festival, whereas it was also nominated for Best Documentary in Cinema for Peace Award in Berlin.


2006 Her Man (short)
2009 Spring 89 (short)
2011 Tahrir
2011: The Good, the Bad and the Politician
2013 Villa 69 2021 Souad