An Extra Screening of Between Two Seas at the Zamalek Cinema on Tuesday, November 5
Zamalek Cinema will host an extra screening of director Anas Tolba's film Between Two Seas on Tuesday, November 5 at 07:00 PM, due to high audience demand after its screening last Monday. During October, the film screened at four film festivals, the last of which was the Mostra de Valencia in Spain.
Recently released in Egyptian theaters, Between Two Seas screened at the Religion Today Film Festival in Italy, Aarhus Arab Film Festival in Denmark, and the Arab Film Festival T√ľbingen in Germany. The film's premiere was held at VOX Cinemas, Mall of Egypt, in mid-October and was attended by a large number of movie stars and public figures.
MAD Solutions, the film's distributor, has released the film's official trailer and theme song on its Facebook page. Please follow the below link:
Between Two Seas won a total of four awards. The film recently won two awards at the Brooklyn Film Festival; the Best Narrative Feature and a Certificate of Outstanding Achievement (Screenplay), and two other awards during its world premiere at the 3rd Aswan International Women Film Festival (AIWFF); the Nut Award for Best Film that addresses women's issues, and the Best Director award, presented by the Cinema Professions Syndicate.
Celebrating its success at international film festivals, Between Two Seas screened at an event organized by the National Council for Women in collaboration with UN Women at Karim screening hall at Zawya Cinema. The film is a joint collaboration between the National Council for Women, UN Women, Axeer, along with a number of development partners as part of their belief in the important role that cinema plays in changing negative perceptions towards women in different societies.
While on a short visit to her home village, a small rural island near Cairo, Zahra's daughter is exposed to a tragic accident. Following this incident, Zahra persists on getting her daughter's right and insists on not only continuing her education but also benefiting her community. The film sheds light on different societal issues faced by women, especially in rural areas.
Directed by Anas Tolba and written by Mariam Naoum,based on a script by Amany El Tounsy and Karim El Dalil, Between Two Seas stars Fatma Adel, Yara Goubran, Tharaa Goubail, Mahmoud Fares, Arfa Abdel Rassoul,and Lobna Wanas. The film is produced by Axeer and executive produced by Abdelrahman Al Garwani. MAD Solutions handles the film's distribution and promotion in the Arab world.
Anas Tolba is an Egyptian filmmaker who started his career in 2010 by co-founding the media production company, Axeer. He directed many music videos for a large number of singers and artists from across the Arab world, including: Zap Tharwat, Hamza Namira, and Cairokee.
In 2013, he directed and produced his first 30-minute documentary, Extracurricular that features a mother who believes in the power of traveling to educate her children. In 2017, he directed his first 15-minute short film, Mariam and The Sun. The film was recognized with Jury Selection Awards in the Accolade Film Competition and the Hollywood Film Festival.
His feature debut, Between Two Seas, sheds light on different societal issues faced by women, especially in rural areas.