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Title:

AKHER AYAM EL MADINA

Title English:IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY
Country:Ägypten; Deutschland; Großbritannien; Vereinigte Arabische Emirate 2016
Format:DCP
Colour:Colour
Language:OF m. engl. UT
Length:118 Minutes
Film series:14. African Film Festival


Director :El Said, Tamer
Screenplay:El Said, Tamer
 Salti, Rasha
Cinematography:Fayad, Bassem
Editing:Avakian, Vartan
 Bossuet, Barbara
 Gawad, Mohamed A.
Sound:Barre, Mikael
  
Production company:Zero Productions


Storyline



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In 2007, Tamer El Said started working on a film that was supposed to help him to get a better grasp on his relationship to his home city of Cairo. He wanted to tell the story of a filmmaker called Khalid, whose mother was dying, who had just ended a relationship and who had lost his flat. He didn’t finish shooting the film until December 2010. Downtown Cairo was the main protagonist: Khalid visits flats with estate agents, ends up at a demonstration, roams the streets and meets up with friends, who join him in cafés by day and on rooves by night, looking down onto Tahrir Square. Six weeks after shooting had finished, the whole world was looking down onto the square. It became a stage for a revolution and the media’s symbolic image. El Said’s film material was initially left untouched, because he – like so many others – took to the streets. The editing process of the film turned into a never-ending re-positioning along the material. The events kept coming thick and fast, as the short-term Muslim Brotherhood government was absolved and the military took power once again.
The film’s production story mirrored the social upheavals in Egypt, and it had its world premiere at the Berlinale in 2016.


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Eine Veranstaltung von FilmInitiativ und der Akademie der Künste der Welt in Kooperation mit der Deutsch Ägyptischen Gesellschaft Köln e.V.
An event by FilmInitiativ and the Academy of the Arts of the World (Akademie der Künste der Welt) in cooperation with the Cologne German-Egyptian Society (Deutsch Ägyptischen Gesellschaft Köln e.V.).
Un évènement de FilmInitiativ et de Akademie der Künste der Welt en cooperation avec l’Association Allemagne-Egypte Cologne (Deutsch Ägyptische Gesellschaft Köln e.V.)
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