Like many teenagers, 19-year-old Souad is addicted to her phone. But to her it’s more than a device to connect with friends; it’s an escape from her conservative life and a virtual playground where she can experiment, and fashion different personalities for herself. Around her family she’s a dutiful daughter and responsible student, but when alone she unleashes her digital alter-egos, firing off flirtatious messages and suggestive pictures late into the night, obsessively awaiting responses from her social-influencer boyfriend Ahmed.
Ayten Amin’s second feature continues her examination of modern Egypt, and here she works with non-actors (including the extremely impressive Bassant Ahmed as Souad), and deploys a very close, verité shooting style – all with a non-judgemental lens.
MAC’s reopening cinema programme has been generously supported by BFI FAN Covid-19 Resilience fund from the National Lottery, through the BFI Film Audience Fund.
Duration includes trailers and adverts. Please note that we do not admit latecomers after the main feature has started and we have a limited food & drink policy. See more information about Relaxed Screenings here. /// Fancy a meal or drinks when visiting us for an event or a trip to the park? Our KILN Cafe serves breakfast, lunch, light bites and a light evening menu, see information here. /// Please read our current Visitor Guidelines before booking your event.