Zagazig, a small city on the Nile Delta in Egypt. Today. Souad, a 19-year-old young woman, leads a double life. While remaining conservative and veiled among her family and society, Souad is obsessed with her image on social media, and goes into several secret virtual relationships with men. She constantly lies about her personal life, projecting wishfully images of a different desired life. Her ambitions are slowly crushed by the invasion of her true reality. A series of small incidents lead to a tragic event that makes Rabab, her 13-year-old little sister, embark on a real-life journey looking for answers.
Best Actress Award for Bassant Ahmed and Basmala Elghaiesh at Tribeca Film Festival. Presented at Berlinale and IndieLisboa, as well as being part of the 2020 Cannes official selection.
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Bassant Ahmed, Basmala Elghaiesh, Hussein Ghanem, Hager Mahmoud, Sarah Shedid, Carol Ackad
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Born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1978. She studied film criticism at the Egyptian Cinema Writers and Critics Association and then film at the Art Lab of the American University in Cairo. She co-directed the documentary Tahrir 2011 (2011), which premiered at Venice. Ayten made her feature debut with Villa 69 (2013).