Age 12 +
Fiction / Egypt / 2010 / 2h00 / 35 mm / color / VOSTF
Production : Film Clinic, Naga Time
Screenplay : Ahmad Abdalla
Cinematographer : Tarek Hefny
Editing : Hisham Saqr
Sound : Ahmed Mostafa Saleh
Cast : Khaled Abol Naga, Menna Shalabi, Yosra El Lozy
Returning to Alexandria after several years spent in exile, Khaled discovers that his former girlfriend has decided to leave the country and it is too late to renew his ties with her. Determined to make something of himself in Egypt, he roams the city where he meets different artists from the “underground” : hip-hop singers, rock musicians, skateboarders and street graffiti artists.
Fascinated by this scene he attempts, with the limited resources at his disposal, to support and draw attention to this semi-clandestine artistic world but comes head to head with the bureaucracy.
Ahmad Abdalla, festival guest
Born in Cairo, Ahmad Abdalla studied classical music during the 1990s, and in particular the violin. He started his career in 1998 as an editor for commercial films and documentaries. His first feature film Heliopolis (2009) portrays a day in the life of a Cairo suburb. In Microphone, his second feature film, he once again calls upon the same actor, Khaled Abol Naga, to play the leading role.
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