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Between Two Seas

Director: Anas Tolba
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The film sheds light on the tragic circumstances of women in the rural communities in Egypt.
The film is the feature debut of director Anas Tolba.
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2018/ Egypt87 min/ Drama
Original Title
Bein Bahrin
SYNOPSIS
While on a short visit to her home village, a small rural island in near Cairo, Zahra’s daughter is exposed to a tragic accident. Following this incident, Zahra persists on getting her daughter’s right and insists on not only continuing her education but also benefiting her community. The film sheds light on different societal issues faced by women, especially in rural areas.
CAST
Fatma Adel
Yara Goubran
Tharaa Goubail
Mahmoud Fares
Arfa Abdel Rassoul
Lobna Wanas
CREW
Screenwriter: Mariam Naoum
Amany El Tounsy
DOP: Fawzy Darwish
Editor: Yamen Zakaria
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Production Company(ies)
Axeer
Producer(s)
Abdulrahman Garawany
film festivals
film festivals Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals Religion Today Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Aarhus Arab Film Festival, Denmark
film festivals Arab Film Festival Tübingen, Germany
film festivals Brooklyn Film Festival, New York
film awards
film awards Nut Award for Best Film Addresses Women’s Issues, and the Best Director Award at the Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
Best Narrative Feature and a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement (Screenplay) at the Brooklyn Film Festival, New York
Quotes
“Anas Tolba’s Between Two Seas starts out calmly enough, at least for the semi-rural, impoverished community in which the film is set. Tolba’s feature film debut challenges gendered conventions in Egypt’s marginalised communities, primarily through the struggles of its female characters and the experiences they eventually overcome.” The National - Yasmin El-Beih

“The film sheds light on different societal issues, especially in rural areas, through three different story lines.
The three main characters of the film may seem alike, but they deliver different messages to the audience concerning different issues.”
Nihal Samir – Daily News Egypt