Ajyal Film Festival 2019

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Lust (El Shooq)

Arab Feature Competition - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2011

للترجمة العربية اضغط على

/ Feature Narrative / Egypt, France / 2011 / 130 min / Colour / 35 mm / In Arabic / English subtitles / International Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.


“Lust” takes us into the lives of the inhabitants of a marginalised street in Alexandria, Egypt, before the revolution. Each character is isolated in their fierce, yet fragile dreams, including Umm Shooq, who has deserted her wealthy family to marry the man she loves. She has settled into a life of poverty when an unexpected challenge forces her to make the most difficult decision of her life.

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