Director: Hala Ekkoussy
Country: Egypt, Norway, UAE, Qatar
Duration: 104 min.
Language: Arabic with English Subtitles
Awards: Muhr Award Best Actress, Dubai International Film Festival, 2017
Aida (33) is a struggling actress from a provincial background. She finds herself on the streets of Cairo along with her neighbor, Samiha (70), a reclusive bourgeois. With no money and nowhere to go, the two women, aided by Yassin (20), a street-savvy youth, embark on a journey to find shelter. Amid the banal and at times disastrous turns their journey takes, they move along parallel journeys of self-discovery. An extraordinary friendship grows among the unlikely trio; a friendship comparable to a delicate flower blooming from a thorny cactus.