TCAFF: In the Last Days of the City

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Fri, Sep 30, 2016 9:45 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:Box Office - $10.00
Online - $8.00
Members:$8.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Akher ayam el madina
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Program:Twin Cities Arab Film Festival
Hosted Events
Tags:Drama
Release Year:2016
Runtime:118 min
Festivals & Awards:Official Selection, Festival de Cine de Lima, Peru, 2016
Grand Prix, MFF t-mobile Nowe Horyzonty Film Festival, Poland, 2016
Official Selection, Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia, 2016
Official Selection, Pesaro Film Festival, Italy, 2016
Country/Region:Egypt
Germany
UK
UAE
Language:Arabic
with English subtitles
Website:Official Website
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Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVBvKaWGFbQ
Cast/Crew
Director:Tamer El Said
Producer:Khalid Abdalla
Tamer El Said
Cinematographer:Bassem Fayad
Editor:Mohamed Abdel Gawad
Vartan Avakian
Barbara Bossuet
Composer:Amélie Legrand
Victor Moïse

Description

PART OF MIZNA'S TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Set in downtown Cairo in 2009, In the Last Days of the City depicts filmmaker Khalid (Khalid Abdalla) as he struggles to make a film that captures the soul of the city while dealing with loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad, and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going in the face of ongoing and failing uprisings. Shot mostly in 2009, director El Said captures the beauty and sound of Cairo in a moment of transformation, an image of the city lost to the present.


Director Biography

Tamer El Said is a filmmaker in Cairo, where he was born in 1972. He studied filmmaking at the High Cinema Institute (Cairo) and journalism at Cairo University. He has made several documentaries and shorts that have received international and local awards. El Said founded Zero Production in 2007 to produce independent cinema. He is also a co-founder of Cimatheque Alternative Film Center in Egypt. In the Last Days of the City is his first narrative feature.


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TWIN CITIES ARAB FILM FESTIVAL

Mizna presents the eleventh Twin Cities Arab Film Festival in partnership with the Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul. The Arab Film Fest showcases modern Arab cinema, featuring debut screenings of independent narrative, documentary, and experimental features and shorts.