Roschdy Zem’s OUR TIES to hold its Arab world premiere at CIFF

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Roschdy Zem’s OUR TIES to hold its Arab world premiere at CIFF

Feature Film OUR TIES by Roschdy Zem is scheduled to have its Arab world premiere at the 44th Cairo International Film Festival’s International Panorama section within days. 
Previously, the film world premiered at the Venice International Film Festival
The film is scheduled to screen three times during the CIFF:

  • Tuesday, November 15th at the Fountain Theater at 9:15 pm. 

  • Thursday, November 17th at Zamalek Cinema 1 at 3:00 pm. 

  • Friday, November 18th at the Small theater at 8:45 pm. 

OUR TIES follows Moussa, who has always been kind, selfless, and there for his family; Unlike his brother Ryad, a high-profile TV presenter who is widely criticized for his egocentricity by those around him, with his only defender being Moussa, who admires him greatly. 
When an accident befalls Moussa, causing him serious brain damage, he now speaks without any filter, telling the brutal truth to friends and family alike, leading all to resent him, except Ryad.
The film was critically acclaimed, with Fabien Lemercier from Cineurope describing it as "a tragedy [that] calls into question the equilibrium of a group of siblings and a family." 
Meanwhile, Jessica Kiang from Variety said that "Our Ties is heartfelt and beautifully played; a burst of bright chatter that doesn't reinvent the wheel of the domestic drama but does watch it turn with an unusually compassionate, affectionate eye."
OUR TIES — which was co-written by Maïwenn— stars the award-winning cast Sami Bouajila, Roschdy Zem, Meriem Serbah, Maïwenn, and Rachid Bouchareb. Additionally, Julien Poupard served as its DOP, and it was edited by Pierre Deschamps
The film was produced by Laziz Belkaï, with Wild Bunch International managing worldwide sales and MAD Solutions handling distribution in the Arab world.
Roschdy Zem is a French actor and director who was born in Gennevilliers, France, in 1965. He made his acting debut in André Téchiné's J'EMBRASSE PAS in 1991 and received the Best Actor Award at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival for his role in Rachid Bouchareb's DAYS OF GLORY.
He then began his directing career with MAUVAISE FOI, eventually making OMAR M'A TUER in 2011, BODYBUILDER in 2014, and CHOCOLAT (2016), which sold about 2m tickets in France. 
In 2019, Zem received the César Award for Best Actor for his performance in Arnaud Desplechin's ROUBAIX, UNE LUMIÈRE. In the same year, he made his fifth film as a director – PERSONA NON GRATA.