Drama | Running Time: 20 minutes
2023 / Arabic
Originally a computer engineer, Egyptian director Ali Ali gave up motherboards for storyboards after studying advertising direction in Miami. His first commercial, Never Say No to Panda, attracted 100 million YouTube views; he has since won eight Gold Lions in Cannes, four Yellow Pencils at London’s D&AD awards and Adweek’s recognition as “one of the 10 most influential advertising directors in the world”.
VOX Cinema 4 Red Sea Mall
Price: 40 SAR
CastMarwan Moussa, Malak Bazid, Hassan Abou El Rouss, Mohamed Aboughali, Noureen Abouseada
ScriptwriterAli Ali, Nancy Ali
It’s the winter of 2013 and Cairo is restless; the city churns with police corruption, unchecked lawlessness, religious turbulence, and the aftermaths of both the 2011 uprising, where protesting women were tortured and subjected to “virginity tests” and the Port Said Stadium massacre. Against this chaotic backdrop and with a strict curfew hanging over her head, Nour dares to go out on a date with Figo in the only private place the city affords: the car. Together, they drive through the bustling, vibrant streets with a view of the Nile reflecting the city lights. As her curfew approaches, Figo takes Nour to a scenic lookout – and popular parking spot - where she discovers that in this unhinged city, a woman is never safe.