Souad

directed by Ayten Amin

Preview Screening
Egypt | 2021 | 96 mins
Drama

Synopsis

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, embarks on a real-life journey looking for answers.

Credits

Director: Ayten Amin
Writers: Ayten Amin, Mahmout Ezzad
Produced by: Vivid Reels
Cast:
Bassant Ahmed, Basmala Elghaiesh, Hussein Ghanem, Hager Mahmoud
Director of Photography: Maged Nader

Screening schedule

This film is available to watch online on yuzzi from 21 until 27 June, limited to 200 viewers only (in Germany).

Language

Arabic with English subtitles

Genre

Drama

Festivals and Awards

Cannes Film Festival 2020
Toronto International Film Festival

About the Director

Ayten Amin has been working in the film industry for the past 12 years. Her first short film ‘Her man’ was selected at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, received several national prizes and was exclusively acquired by Canal Plus in France.

In 2013, her debut feature film ‘Villa 69’, received the Special Jury Award for Arab Film at Abu Dhabi Film. Throughout her career, Ayten received multiple prestigious awards and recognitions such as the Cairo Film Connection Award for Best Film or the Hubert Bals Award at the Durban FilmMart. She co-directed the documentary ‘Tahrir 2011’, which was selected at Venice International Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Documentary at the Cinema For Peace award Berlin 2012.

In 2019 she directed 20 episodes of the hit drama “Saabe’ Gaar” (The Seventh Neighbor), a 70-episode TV series.