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Arab Short Film Competition - Doha Tribecca Film Festival 2010

Laila Samy / Short Narrative / Egypt / 2009 / 6 min / Color / 35 mm / In Arabic / English subtitles / Unknown
Rated: General Audiences. Suitable for ages 4 and up.


Egyptian filmmaker Laila Samy spends six minutes exploring the crushing pressures of agoraphobia which must be overcome to satisfy a desire for rich, dark, seductive chocolate. Not a single sliver of sweetness in the entire house and a fear of going outside? It's a rueful affliction but one that must be dealt with.

About the Director

Laila Samy
Egyptian filmmaker Samy of the Higher Insitute of Cinema has served as an actress in the acclaimed film "The Elevator," "The Aquarium" and the upcoming "In the Last Days of the City" as well as a director of shorts and features.


Laila Samy
Laila Samy, Yara Abou Haidar
Director of Photography
Laila Samy
Yara Abou Haidar

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