The Cairo neighborhood known as Garden City, once a new outpost for the indigenous colonial elites, is now an isolated inlet detached from the teeming city. Masterfully avoiding cheap nostalgia, director Rashed travels from the opulent salons of the haves to the makeshift rooftop living rooms of the have-nots.
by Tahani Rashed, Egypt 2009, 105 mins
2009 | MIEFF, Abu Dhabi
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