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1-54 Forum London 2021 | In the Last Days of the City Q&A
Episode 917th October 2021 • 1-54 Forum • 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair
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1-54 Forum London 2021

14 - 17 October

In the Last Days of the City Q&A

A Q&A with the film’s director Tamer El Said and the film’s star Khalid Abdalla led by Dr. Omar Kholeif.

In the Last Days of the City, Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature, tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.


Caligari Film Prize at Berlinale

Critics Award for Best Arab Film in 2016, Arab Cinema Center 

Grand Prix of New Horizons International Film Festival

Grand Prix of Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes

Best Film, San Francisco Arab Film Festival, USA, 2016 

Best Director at Buenos Aires International Film festival (BAFICI)