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Sat Dec 6 2014, 9:15pm

Where: Shaw Lido , 350 Orchard Road, 5th/ 6th Floor, Shaw House , Tanglin, Singapore

Restrictions: R16

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $12.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Created after a difficult period in his life, Ahmad Abdalla’s debut feature tells the stories of six people over the course of a winter day in the fading ancient suburb of Heliopolis. Produced independently with a minimal budget and shot on actual streets and apartments of Heliopolis, the film incorporates documentary elements into its storytelling. It is one of the first films of the Egyptian independent wave of the 2000s.

Drawing from his personal experience, the film is a metaphor for the stasis and existential malaise that grips contemporary Egyptian society, and how the past could paralyze one from truly living in the present. This film won Special Mention at the 2009 Cairo International Film Festival.

Filmmaker in attendance.