'Souad’ will screen at the festival’s Panorama section, while ‘Seven Years Around the Nile Delta’ will be part of Forum Expanded.
Two films by Egyptian directors namely, Souad by Ayten Amin and Seven Years Around the Nile Delta by Sharief Zohairy – will screen at the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival.
The festival’s 71st edition will take place over two events, the Industry Event (March 1-5 2021) with the film screenings will take place during the Summer Special event (June 9-20 2021).
Souad revolves around the lives of two teenage sisters; one of them holds a secret life in the virtual world. The film speaks volumes about various social dynamics and will be screened at the festival’s ‘Panorama’ event. The screening will mark the film’s world premiere.
Souad is directed by Ayten Amin, who wrote the script together with Mahmoud Ezzat. The film stars Bassant Ahmed, Basmala Elghaiesh and Hussein Ghanem.
Sharief Zokary’s Seven Years Around the Nile Delta will screen at Berlinale’s Forum Expanded event.
With the start of the Egyptian revolution, Sharief Zohairy started travelling through the Nile Delta for a period of seven years. The result was the five-and-a-half-hour film, which shows everyday life there and makes the genre of the travel film appear in a whole different light in pandemic times.