Bahethat an al horeya (Al)

  • Bahethat an al horeya (Al)
Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2005

Three Arab women looking for freedom living in France are trying to get a better life. Aida, an Egyptian divorced painter, is attempting to fulfill her artistic ambitions. Amal a lebanease Journalist who suffers from her massochism, in escaping from war. And Soad, fleeing poverty from Morroco, who works in a shop & lives with the old & impotent owner. The three of them become related to each other trying to stay out of trouble.
In Paris at last they learn that freedom is inherent in the person not in a place.

Director: Inas Al Degheidy
Writers: Rafiq As-Sabban (writer), Hoda El-Zein (novel)

Cast (in alphabetical order)
Nicole Bardwel... Amal
Dalia El Behairy... Aida
Ahmed Ezz... Omar
Tamer Hagrass
Sana Mouziane... Souad
Hesham Selim

Produced by
Inas Al Degheidy

Cinematography by
Mohsen Ahmed

Country: Egypt
Language: Arabic
Color: Color
Filming Locations: Paris, France

Distributor: Arabeya, Al Shareka (2004) (Egypt) (all media)


2005 | Cairo International Film Festival | CAIRO, Egypt |
* Won Best Arabic Film
* Nominated Golden Pyramid


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