With the Presence of Its Stars
Between Two Seas Lands Its World Premiere at the Aswan International Women Film Festival
Between Two Seas, by director Anas Tolba, is landing its world premiere at the 3rd Aswan International Women Film Festival (20-26 February). With the presence of its stars, the film is scheduled to screen within the Egyptian Films Competition on Monday, February 25, at 08:00 pm with the attendance of director Anas Tolba, stars Fatma Adel, Mahmoud Fares, Yara Goubran, and child Ahd Abdel Men'em, executive producer Abdelrahman Al Garwani, and Abdel Rahman Khedr, Amr Medhat, Mohamed Hisham, Ammar Nabil, Karim El Dalil, and Rim Salama. Between Two Seas is slated to release in cinemas soon.
Recently, the film launched its official Facebook page on the following link:
This year, the festival's third edition will honor three key female filmmakers who influenced the Egyptian film industry. The festival will also host five filmmaking workshops on Scriptwriting, Documentary Filmmaking and Animation.
While on a short visit to her home village, a small rural island in 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 from a script by Amany El Tounsy and Karim El Dalil, the film 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 is handling the promotion and distribution responsibilities 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.