Poisonous Roses

Feature Film - 2018
Directed By: AHMED FAWZI SALEH
Written By: AHMED FAWZI SALEH

Synopsis:
Set in the confines of an impoverished Cairo neighborhood, where people's daily life is threatened by the rhythms of tanneries, rotary driers crushing animal skin, and hazards of poisonous wastewater, Taheya desperately clings to her brother, Saqr, whose only dream is to escape.
Awards & Festivals:
  • Best Film Award – Festival de Cine Africano – 2018
  • Best Artistic Contribution Award – Cairo International Film Festival – EGYPT – 2018
  • UNFPA Award – Cairo International Film Festival – EGYPT –2018
  • Best Arab Film Award – Cairo International Film Festival – EGYPT – 2018
  • Special Jury Award – AIFF – 2018
  • Viewer's Choice Award – Diorama International Film Festival – 2019
  • Best Actress Award – Cairo Film Society – EGYPT – 2019
  • Best Film Poster Award – Cairo Film Society – EGYPT –  2019
  • Best First Work Award – Cairo Film Society – EGYPT –  2019
  • Best Production Design Award – Cairo Film Society – EGYPT –  2019
  • Best Sound Mix Award – Cairo Film Society – EGYPT –  2019
  • Innovation & Creativity Award – Cairo Film Society – EGYPT –  2019
  • International Film Festival Rotterdam – Bright Future Competition –ROTTERDAM – 2018
  • São Paulo International Film Festival – BRAZIL
  • Arab Film Festival in Tübingen – GERMANY
  • Festival du Cinema Arabe et Méditerranéen de la Catalogne – SPAIN
  • Festival des Cinémas D'afrique du Pays D'apt – FRANCE
  • Augen Blicke Afrika – GERMANY
  • Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles – BELGIUM


Cast:
Koky
Koky
Mahmoud Hemida
Mahmoud Hemida
Ibrahim El Nagary
Ibrahim El Nagary

Crew:
  • Screenplay: Ahmed Fawzi Saleh
  • Cinematographer: Maged Nader
  • Sound: Sara Kaddouri
  • Editor: Qutaiba Barhamji, Menna Elshishini, Nadia Ben Rachid
  • Producers: Eman Hemieda, Karim Aitouna, Thomas Micoulet, Mahmoud Hemieda