The film has been selected in more than 15 international film festivals so far and will be screened in Cinema of Tomorrow Competition on November 24 and 25.
After its world premiere in the short film competition of the 58th Semaine de la Critique, Cannes Film Festival 2019, and its North American Premiere in the short film competition of Short Cuts Section of Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, 2019, Egyptian film Fakh (The Trap) will be screened in Cinema of Tomorrow Competition of 41st Cairo International Film Festival.
This screening is the Egyptian and MENA premiere of the film. The film will be screened at the Egyptian Opera House, Hanager Theatre on November 24 and 25.
Fakh (The Trap) tells the story of a young unmarried couple retreating to the depth of a desolate run-down Egyptian seaside resort, to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.
The film has been selected in more than 15 international film festivals so far including São Paulo International Short Film Festival, Festival Curta Cinema – Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Batumi International Art-House Film Festival in Georgia, International Short Film Festival in Drama in Greece, Pia Film Festival in Japan and BAKU International Short Film Festival in Azerbaijan, among others.
The film is written and directed by Nada Riyadh and produced by Ayman El Amir, Eva Schellenbeck and Gregor Streiber. It won the film prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung Stfitung for Arab-German co-production, 2017.
Nada Riyadh is an Egyptian screenwriter and director, whom BroadcastPro featured recently. Her work mainly focuses on exploring the depth and complexity of the human psyche and relationships through the visual medium.