Official Selection out of the Competition

Poisonous Roses

Poisonous Roses

Section: Official Selection out of the Competition

Country: Egypt, UAE, France

Production Year: 2018

Duration: 70 min

Cinematography: Maged Nader

Screenplay: Ahmed Fawzi Saleh 

Editing: Qutaiba Berhamji, Menna El Shishini, Nadia ben Rachid

Cast: Mahmoud Hemida, Koky, Ibrahim El Nagary


Synopsis: Set in the confines of an impoverished Cairo neighborhood, a community’s everyday life is threatened by the ruthless rhythms of Tanneries, rotary driers crushing animal skin, hazards of poisonous wastewater, Taheya desperately clings to her brother, Saqr, whose only dream is to escape.