Following Souad’s suicide, her younger sister embarks on a journey in search of answers. The film seeks to present an ultra-realistic cinematic experience revealing the harsh social dynamics’ weaknesses, which have led to the suicide of a young girl.
Sabtu, November 20 2021
12 : 15 - Studio 4
Ayten Amin was born in Alexandria, Egypt. She studied Film Criticism at the Cinema Writers and Critics Association 2001 and cinema independently in Art Lab – The American University in Cairo (2004-2006). She directed her first short film “Her Ma” as her final project in December 2006, based on a short story by the renowned Egyptian writer Ahdaf Soueif. The film was screened in many international festivals, including Clermont Ferrand in France, BeFilm in New York, and Arcipelago in Rome, and garnered several national prizes. It was also screened exclusively for a whole year by Canal in France from 2007 to 2008. Amin has directed branded content for many organizations, including, WHO and U”. In 2009, Amin made a short fiction film titled Spring 89, which was produced by The Egyptian Film Center. The film won several awards in Egypt and was screened at international film festivals. In 2010, Amin won the Cairo Film Connection prize for best project for 69 Messaha Square AKA Villa 69, which also won the Hubert Bals Fund award in the Durban FilmMart in July 2011 in South Africa. Her film Tahrir 2011 was officially selected for the out of competition section at the Venice International Film 2011 and won the CICT-IFTC award. It was an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011 and was nominated for best documentary at the Cinema For Peace Awards 2012 in Berlin.