The Trap / Fakh
The Trap

film type fiction Production Country Germany, Egypt production year 2019 runtime 20'00 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 1.85:1 sound format Dolby Digital languages Arabisch Subtitles Italienisch

Away from preying eyes, a young unmarried couple retreat to the depth of a desolate run-down Egyptian seaside resort, to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.

director Nada Riyadh Besetzung / Cast Islam Alaa, Nabil Nour El Din, Shaza Moharam Schnitt / Editing Amir Ahmad Bildgestaltung / DOP Ahmad Jalboush Produktion / Production Ayman El Amir, Eva Schellenbeck Drehbuch / Script Nada Riyadh Tongestaltung / Sound Design Ansgar Frerich, Moustafa Shaaban
2019 Festival de Cannes - Internationale Filmfestspiele von Cannes, France
2019 São Paulo International Short Film Festival (Curta Kinoforum), Brazil
2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
2019 Drama International Short Film Festival, Greece
2019 Batumi International Art-House Film Festival, Georgia
2019 Balinale - Bali International Film Festival, Kuta, Indonesia
2019 Heart of Gold International Short Film Festival, Gympie, Australia
2019 International Short Film Festival Cyprus, Limassol
2019 Kaohsiung Film Festival, Taiwan
2019 CURTA CINEMA - Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival, Brazil
2019 Izmir International Short Film Festival, Turkey
2019 Baku International Short Film Festival, Azerbaijan
2019 RIFF - Rome Independent Film Festival, Italy
2019 Cairo International Film Festival, Egypt
2019 Films Femmes Méditerranée, Marseille, France
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Nada Riyadh

Born 1987 in Alexandria, Egypt;
is a screenwriter and director;
leads and mentors filmmaking workshops to empower distressed communities suffering from war, displacement and difficult living conditions in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt;
winner of the "Film Prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung 2017" to support the production of her short film THE TRAP

2016 Happily Ever After
2018 grenzenlos - Geschichten von Freiheit und Freundschaft
2019 Moonblind