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Amira

Local title
Amira
Title in Russian
Amira
Director
Mohamed Diab
Country
Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia
Year
2021
Festival
17th Tartuff
Programme
Current Waves, Town Hall Square Film Programme
Genre
drama
Subject
family relations, prison, individual vs society, politics

Amira, a 17-year-old Palestinian, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father, Nawar. Although their relationship since birth has been restricted to prison visits, he remains her hero. His absence in her life is overcompensated with love and affection from those surrounding her. But when a failed attempt to conceive another child reveals Nawar’s infertility, Amira’s world turns upside down.

Writer-director Mohamed Diab (who is currently working on a Marvel miniseries starring Oscar Isaac) has crafted a family drama more gripping than any political thriller.

Director
Mohamed Diab
Screenwriter
Mohamed Diab, Khaled Diab, Sherin Diab
Cast
Saba Mubarak, Ali Suliman, Tara Abboud, Waleed Zuaiter, Ziad Bakri
Producer
Mohamed Hefzy, Daniel Ziskind, Moez Masoud, Hany Abu-Assad, Amira Diab
DoP
Ahmed Gabr
Editor
Ahmed Hafez
Music
Khaled Dagher
Production
Film-Clinic, The Imaginarium
World sales
Pyramide International
Runtime
Language
Arabic
Subtitles
English
Director
Mohamed Diab

Mohamed Diab (snd 1978)

678 (Cairo 678, 2010), Eshtebak (Clash, 2016), Amira (2021)

Screenings

Open Air Cinema Town Hall Square
ScreeningAmira
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Screening duration