Gripping drama about the contradictions in a young woman’s life in conservative Egypt, where religious traditions clash with the new world of social media.

Please note that this film is in Arabic, with Dutch subtitles.
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Souad, 19-year-old young woman, leads a double life. While remaining conservative and veiled among her family and society, Souad is obsessed with her image on social media, and goes in several secret virtual relationships with men. She constantly lies about her personal life, projecting wishfully images of a different desired life. Her ambitions are slowly crushed by the invasion of her true reality.

A series of small incidents lead to a tragic event, that makes Rabab, her 13-year-old little sister, embark on a real-life journey looking for answers.

In a careful sketch of the two sisters’ emotional lives, Ayten Amin highlights how the smartphone has become indispensable in today’s society and the challenges this poses to modern teenagers. Which opinion do they value most: that of the small circle of people around them or that of their followers?

Ayten Amin, Egypt, 2021, 96 min. Arabic spoken, Dutch subtitles. With Bassant Ahmed, Basmala Elghaiesh, Hussein Ghanem, Hagar Mahmoud, Sarah Shedid.