films – Cinema Akil

Hala El Koussy
Egypt | PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Feature | Arabic

Aida (33), a struggling actress of provincial background finds herself kicked out on the streets of Cairo; together with her neighbour Samiha (70), a reclusive old 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, like a delicate flower blooming from a thorny cactus.