The film will be screened within the festival's International Narrative Competition, competing with five other movies.
Egyptian film Souad by director Ayten Amin will have its international premiere at the 20th Tribeca Film Festival, which is scheduled to take place from June 9-20, 2021.
The film will be screened within the festival’s International Narrative Competition, competing with five other works, all by directors from European countries.
Souad revolves around the lives of two teenage sisters; one of them holds a secret life in the virtual world. Leading a double life, Souad presents different versions of herself to her conservative society and her tradition-flaunting peers. The film speaks volumes about various social dynamics.
The film is directed by Ayten Amin, who wrote the script together with Mahmoud Ezzat. The film stars Bassant Ahmed, Basmala Elghaiesh and Hussein Ghanem.
Souad is a co-production between Egyptian producer Sameh Awaad, marking his production debut, Tunisian producer Dora Bouchoucha, producer and screenwriter Mohamed Hefzy, Egyptian producer Mark Lotfy and Wim Wenders.
It was one of 56 films at the Cannes Film Festival’s Official Selection for 2020, an edition which was cancelled due to the coronavirus. The film was also chosen to participate in Berlinale 2021.