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Cairo, 2009. Khalid is searching for inspiration for his next film but his city has lost all its meaning. He looks to his filmmaker friends in Baghdad, Beirut and Berlin but they too are lost at sea. As if in a dream, he wanders through the break-up of a relationship, looks for a flat and tends to his ailing mother. In this love letter to a lost city, director Tamer El Said employs hindsight to give the film its unique power, its characters musings and loneliness predicating the storm that will soon consume their beloved Cairo.
Eligible for the Film Africa 2016 Audience Award
Followed by a Q&A with actors Khalid Abdalla and Laila Samy.
Tamer El Said is a filmmaker based in Cairo, where he was born. He studied filmmaking in the High Cinema Institute – Cairo and journalism in Cairo University. He went on to several many documentaries and short films that received local and international awards. Tamer founded Zero Production in 2007 to produce independent films. He also founded, along with others, Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre in Egypt. In the Last Days of the City is his first feature length film.