EXT. Night (Leil Khargi)
Director: Ahmad Abdalla
Section: Special Presentation: Egyptian Cinema
Country: Egypt, UAE | Year: 2018
Both the vibrant texture and the extreme social stratification of Cairo come to the fore in this satire/drama about a filmmaker, a cabbie, and a prostitute who get thrown together for one night’s wild ride.
Ahmad Abdalla is an Egyptian filmmaker whose first feature film Heliopolis (2009) became one of the first independent Egyptian films to be released theatrically in the country. His award-winning Microphone (2010) was selected among the best 100 Arabic films in history by the Dubai International Film Festival.