Between Two Seas

Director: Anas Tolba
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The film sheds light on different societal issues faced by women in Egypt, especially in rural areas.
The film is the feature debut of director Anas Tolba.
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2018/ Egypt87 min/ Drama
Original Title
Bein Bahreen
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.
Fatma Adel
Yara Goubran
Tharaa Goubail
Mahmoud Fares
Screenwriter: Mariam Naoum
Amany El Tounsy
DOP: Fawzy Darwish
Editor: Yamen Zakaria
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Production Company(ies)
Abdulrahman El Garawany
film festivals
Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
Religion Today Film Festival, Italy
Aarhus Arab Film Festival, Denmark
Arab Film Festival Tübingen, Germany
Brooklyn Film Festival, USA
Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema, Egypt
Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival, Palestine
Karama Human Rights Film Festival, Jordan
Mostra de Valencia, Spain
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 for Screenplay at the Brooklyn Film Festival, USA
Best Poster at the Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema, Egypt
Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Mahmoud Fares), Best Actress (Fatma Adel), Best Soundtrack (Khaled Al Kammar), Best Screenplay (Amany El Tounsy), Best Film Editing (Yamen Zakaria), as well as a Certificate of Appreciation for the sound mixer Ahmed Gaber at Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, Egypt
Two Best Director awards for Anas Tolba and Best Script at Festival International du Cinéma de la Diversité Taza, Morocco.
“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.” Yasmin El-Beih - The National

“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