Produced by Film Clinic, '19B' is headlined by Sayed Ragab, Ahmed Khaled Saleh, Nahed El Sebai, and Fadwa Abed.
The film takes place in an abandoned villa in a once-refined neighbourhood, where an old guard has been living since the 1960s. The villa has become his whole world, when suddenly, this world is turned upside down by an overzealous young man with ruthless ambition, forcing our protagonist to face his fears, his past and a world that he no longer recognises.
19B stars Sayed Ragab, Ahmed Khaled Saleh, Nahed El Sebai, Fadwa Abed, Magdy Atwan, and Maher Khamis.
Ahmad Abdalla used 12 pets, including dogs and cats as stray animals that used to live in the villa, which is guarded by the property guard.
19B is Ahmed Abdalla’s third collaboration with Film Clinic after Microphone (2010) and Rags & Tatters (2013).
Previously, 19B premiered in the International Competition of the 44th Cairo International Film Festival, where it was the only Egyptian film in the running and won three awards — Best Arabic Film, the FIPRESCI Prize, and the Henry Barakat Award for Best Artistic Contribution, which was given to the Director of Photography Mostafa El-Kashef.
Ahmad Abdalla is a critically acclaimed and award-winning Egyptian filmmaker, who graduated from the Faculty of Music Education. He started his career as a film editor in several Egyptian films, including Wara’et Shafrah, Akher Eldonia, and Ein Shams.