Could this indie hit be the next 'Yomeddine'?
Acclaimed Egyptian drama, Between Two Seas, has won two awards at this year's Brooklyn Film Festival, with director Anas Tolba accepting the Best Narrative Feature award and a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement in Screenplay at the closing ceremony.
Written by pioneering Egyptian screenwriter, Mariam Naoum, and starring Fatma Adel, Yara Goubran, Tharaa Goubail, Mahmoud Fares, Arfa Abdel Rassoul and Lobna Wanas, the film takes a unique look at the contemporary issues facing Egyptian women, particularly in rural areas. The story follows a visit to a small rural island near Cairo by main character Zahra, whose daughter's life is changed forever after a tragic incident, leaving Zahra to fight for justice and her daughter's education, while navigating her own feelings of despair.
The film's subject matter is enthralling in its exploration of troublesome gender politics in rural Egyptian villages.
The film’s been a festival darling, also winning the Nut Award for Best Film that addresses women’s issues, and the Best Director Award at this year's Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF) in February. where it had it's world premiere. The film is slated for general release in Egypt this summer.