In the Last Days of the City

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 118 Minutes
  • Egypt
  • Language: Arabic

Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. With the help of his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he finds the strength to keep going through the difficulty and beauty of living In the Last Days of the City.

Director: Tamer El Said

Screenwriter: Tamer El Said, Rasha Salti

Production Company: Exit Productions



BERLIN film festival, Caligari Prize, Germany

VILNIUS Film Festival, Lithuania

BAFICI Film Festival: Best Director, Argentina

Toronto International Film Festival

VALLETTA Film Festival

NEW HORIZONS Film Festival: Grand Prix

MELBOURNE Film Festival

CALGARY Film Festival, Canada

rio de janeiro film festival


LONDON Film Festival

CHICAGO Film Festival

CAMBRIDGE Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Tamer El Said, Rasha Salti

DOP / Camera: Bassem Fayad

Editor: Mohamed A. Gawad Vartan Avakian, Barbara Bossuet

Music: Amélie Legrand Victor Moïse

Sound: Mikael Barre, Victor Bresse

Producer: Tamer El Said, Khalid Abdalla

Cast: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Mohamed Gaber, Zeinab Mostafa


Tamer El Said

Tamer El Said is a filmmaker living in Cairo where he was born in 1972. He studied filmmaking in the High Cinema Institute – Cairo and journalism in Cairo University. He went on to make many documentaries and short films that received several international and local awards. Tamer founded Zero Production in 2007 to produce independent films. He also founded, along with others, Cimatheque – Alternative Film Centre in Egypt. In the Last Days of the City is his first feature length film.

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