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Coming Forth by Day

Director: Hala Lotfy
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The film was selected by Dubai International Film Festival as one of the 100 Most Important Arab Films.
Selected by World Cinema Fund (WCF) to launch its latest initiative WCF on Demand, a video on demand (VOD) platform allowing international audiences to watch the films supported by the fund.
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2012/ Egypt96 min/ Drama
Original Title
Al Khoroug Lel Nahar
The film tells the story of a poor family living in a shabby neighborhood on the outskirts of Cairo. The pillar of the family, a single 30-year-old woman, finds it difficult to express her feelings and dreams, while she spends her time only taking care of her wheelchair-bound father and mother who works as a nurse.
Donia Maher
Salma Al-Naggar
Ahmad Lutfi
Screenwriter: Hala Lotfy
DOP: Mahmoud Lotfy
Editor: Heba Othman
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Production Company(ies)
Hassala Films
NY Consultancy
Hala Lotfy
film festivals
film festivals Berlin International Film Festival, Germany
film festivals British Film Institute (BFI), UK
film festivals Luxor African Film Festival
film festivals Ayam Beirut Al Cinema'iya, Lebanon
film festivals Tetouan International Mediterranean Film Festival, Morocco
film festivals Bird Eye View Film Festival, UK
film festivals Arab Camera Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
film festivals Arab and Mediterranean Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain
film festivals Cairo International Women's Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals International Film Festival Transsaharien, Morocco
film festivals Panorama of the European Film, Egypt
film awards
film awards FIPRESCI award at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival within the New Horizons Competition
Bronze Tanit at the Official Competition in Carthage Film Festival
Golden Lion award at the Oran International Film Festival for Arab Films
Best African Film award at the Festival of African Cinema in Milan
Bronze Tanit at the Official Competition in Carthage Film Festival
Best Director Award at the Alexandria Film Festival for Mediterranean Countries
Best Film Award, Best Director Award for Hala Lotfy at the Egyptian Film Panorama Competition and a Certificate of Appreciation for actress Do'aa Ereikat
Best Director Award in Kazan International Film Festival
Best Sound award for Kostas Varybopiotis and Best Directorial Debut at the Egyptian Film Association Festival
Special Mention for Cinematography for Director of Photography Mahmoud Lotfy at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival
“A new Egyptian writer-director shows considerable promise in a patience-tester that will be popular with critics and festival-programmers but prove much too static for most viewers. “Variety - Neil Young

“Coming Forth By Day is an intense study of a day in the life of an Egyptian family grappling with poverty and disease “Ahram Online - Sara Elkamel

“It's an aching art house-style film” Der Spiegel - Kristen Allen