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Cactus Flower

 

Synopsis

Aida (33) is a struggling actress from a provincial background. She finds herself on the streets of Cairo along with her neighbour Samiha (70), a reclusive bourgeois. With no money and nowhere to go, the two women, aided by Yassin (20), a street-savvy youth, embark on a journey to find shelter. Amid the banal and at times disastrous turns their journey takes, they move along parallel journeys of self-discovery. An extraordinary friendship grows among the unlikely trio; a friendship comparable to a delicate flower blooming from a thorny cactus.

 

Director: Hala Elkoussy

Producers: Hossam Elouan, Hala Elkoussy, Abdelsalam Moussa

Language: Arabic with English subtitles

Country: Egypt, United Arab Emirates

Duration: 102 min

2017