Egypt, UAE | 2023 | Arabic dialogue with English subtitles l 105 min


An adaptation of the late Egyptian literary colossus Ihssan Abdoulkoudos’s novel of the same name, this charming film examines the life of a man torn between three women. Hashem, a prominent plastic surgeon in his late ‘40s, consults Aliaa the psychiatrist to help explain his attraction to a much younger woman, Ruba, who manages his social media account. Wondering if Ruba may resemble Hashem’s mother, Aliaa instructs him to start writing a journal about his past relationships. Hashem is doubtful but, when he runs into another former flame on his way out of Aalia’s rooms, the pieces start to fall into place. Dhafer L’Abidine gives a compelling performance in a film that continues Egyptian cinema’s tradition of honouring Arab literature.


Nordic premiere

Screening: April 26th 19:30 Panora 1

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Director: Amir Ramses
Writer: Wael Hamdy
Cast: Dhafer L’abidine, Saba Mubarak, Salma Abu Deif, Amina Khalil
Dop: Ahmed Gabr
Producer: Shahinaz El Akkad


Egyptian film director born 1979 studied filmmaking at the higher institute of cinema , Egypt Worked for 5 years as first assistant director to internationally acclaimed director Youssef Chahine , also directed many shorts , documentaries and feature films , author of one published novel “ the song of songs 2010 . his films won participated in many film festivals and won various awards around the world Curfew 2020 : best actress award cairo international film festival , Malmo Arab film festival audience award , awarded in 12 categories in the Egyptian critics association festival Cairo Time 2014 : opening film of Arabian nights dubai film festival , awarded for best screenplay and actor oran film festival , best actress and jury award Kheribka African film festival Jews of Egypt : selected for more than 80 festivals and winner of Malmo arab film festival best documentary , fifog silver award Geneva , Washington arabian sights film festival audience award

Worked from 2012 to 2014 as artistic director of Cinemobile film festival , 2016 to 2021 as artistic director of Gouna film festival Egypt ,  Director of Cairo international film festival 2022, 2023 , jury member of many festivals including LAFF , Tripoli int film festival and others

His latest film “ A nose and three eyes” had its world premiere in the Gems of Arab cinema section Red sea international film festival