The Trap

Nada Riyadh | Egypt, Germany | 2019 | 20'
Screenings
from Tue 23 March - 2:00 PM
to Sun 28 March - 11:59 PM
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Synopsis
Away from preying eyes, a young unmarried couple retreat to the depths of a desolate run-down Egyptian seaside resort, to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.
Cast
Shaza Moharam, Islam Alaa, Nabil Nour El Din
Sales
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Production
Felucca Films, Inselfilm produktion
Editing
Nada Riyadh
Cinematography
Ahmad Jalboush
Editing
Amir Ahmad
Subtitles
Italian
Language
Arabic
Premiere
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Main awards
Jury Special Mention (Cairo International Film Festival 2019), Special mention (Malmö Arab Film Festival 2020)
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Biography
Nada Riyadh lives in Cairo. Happily Ever After, her debut documentary, had its world premiere at the IDFA (International Documentary Film of Amsterdam) in 2016. The following year, at the  Berlinale Talent Campus she won the Film Prize for International Cooperation offered by the Robert Bosch Foundation, to fund the production of The Trap, which in 2019 was selected for the competition of the Critics’ Week in Cannes. She produces and leads directing workshops for disadvantaged communities in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt.
Filmography
2018 - The Trap, sf
2016 – Happily Ever After, ff (doc)
2010 – Untitled, sf

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