IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CITY is the debut feature of filmmaker Tamer El Said. It tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, Tigers, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge while facing loss in his own life. Shot in Cairo, Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin during the two years before the outbreak of revolution in Egypt, the film’s multi-layered stories are a visually rich exploration of friendship, loneliness, loss and life in cities shaped by the shadows of war and adversity.
Openning in NYC on 4/27 at MoMA and 5/4 at the Laemmle Monica. The film was shot both pre- and post-Arab Spring, in Cairo, and premiered at the Berlinale--where it won the Caligari Award--in 2016. Its US premiere was at New Directors/New Films, but it’s only played a small handful of film festivals in the US to date.