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Asser Yassin & Ahmed Ezz to Star in Netflix Arabic Anthology Series

Each short film takes place on Valentine’s Day, telling a different love story with a dark comedic twist that is influenced by each director’s own country and culture.

In Netflix’s new anthology series, Egyptian filmmakers Khairy Beshara and Sandra Nashaat explore ‘Love, Life, and Everything In Between’. Launching on March 10th, the series delves into the complex yet beautiful layers of romantic relationships in eight short films directed by award-winning and Oscar-nominated directors from six Arab countries.

 

Each short film takes place on Valentine’s Day, telling a different love story with a dark comedic twist that is influenced by each director’s own country and culture.

 

Coming up first is Beshara’s episode, ‘National Day of Mourning in Mexico’, which pays homage to Francois Truffaut’s 1966 film Fahrenheit 451.  The episode transcends time and space, and its events are not bound by concrete reality. Starring Asser Yassin, Nadah El Shazly, Aly Sobhy, and Nura Cheichaa, the episode depicts an inhumane society where Valentine’s Day is absolutely forbidden.


In Nashaat’s story, ‘O’Brother’, a leading character with Down Syndrome tries to bring a couple back together, after a village leader calls off his daughter’s engagement when his lucky charm goes missing. Her film discusses inclusion, diversity, and acceptance. The episode stars Ahmed Ezz, Passant Shawky, Salah Abdallah, and Adham Hossam.

 

The show will be available in 190 countries on Netflix, subbed in 33  languages, and dubbed to five languages