Cactus Flower is a colourfol, unpredictable and highly ambitious film. It shifts, often quite suddenly, between comedy, realism, dream-like absurd tableaus, and a critique of religious bigotry and social inequality. Cato Fossum

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2017
Production country:
Egypt
Co production country:
United Arab Emirates
Norway
Qatar
Production company:
Transit Films

Director

  • Hala Elkoussy

    Hala Elkoussy (b. 1974) is an artist and filmmaker living in Cairo and Amsterdam. She studied art in the Netherlands and the UK, and is the co-founder of Contemporary Image Collective, an artist-run initiative based in Cairo. Cactus Flower is her first feature film, and premiered at the Rotterdam film festival.

Crew

Screenplay:
Hala Elkoussy
Director:
Hala Elkoussy
Cinematographer:
Abdelsalam Moussa

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Comedy
Romance
Format:
DCP 2k
Length in mins:
104'
Language:
Arabic
Subtitles:
English

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