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Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
English Title:Decor
Program:Images of Africa
Cine Global
Society & Culture
Voice Category:Drama-rama!
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Print Source:Visit Films
Director:Ahmad Abdalla
Producer:Zein Kurdy
Cinematographer:Tarek Hefny
Editor:Sara Abdallah
Principal Cast:Khaled Abol Naga
Maged El Kedwany
Horeya Farghaly
Samar Morsi
Screenwriter:Sherin Diab
Mohamed Diab
Filmography:Rags & Tatters

Maha, the heroine of this gorgeous black-and-white psychological drama, is a film production designer and expert at creating imaginary worlds. Under immense pressure at work, she sights another life on the horizon and begins slipping between realities — one resembling the film set she’s designed and the other her supposed real life. As she grows ever more entangled in each, the border between the real and imagined becomes blurred.

“A sophisticated reinvention of the classic "women's picture,” reflecting on a diverse swath of film history while painting a distinctly contemporary portrait of fractured female identity, this blithely self-reflexive melodrama pays extensive homage to the dramatic and stylistic conventions of vintage Egyptian cinema.” -- Variety

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