Logline

In a desolate, run-down Egyptian seaside resort, working-class Aya finds herself increasingly trapped by her domineering boyfriend Islam. To what lengths will she go to break free?

Jury statement

It’s a story about pain and desperation, about the impossibility of finding reasonable solutions. It’s also a story set in a particular location, isolated and desolated, at very specific moment of the Egyptian contemporary society.We are impressed by the artistic presentation of this project. We feel that the director will be able to deal with the challenge of the film, with the thoughts, with the emotions, with the bodies and the frustrations of the main characters. With the visual profile and identity of the film. We trust her. And we trust the team.