Back to Alexandria
Spring Grants 2023 - Post-Production Stage
After twenty years of absence, Sue must return to her native Egypt to see her mother, Fairouz, an eccentric aristocrat from whom she has been estranged. This surprising journey, leading her from Cairo back to Alexandria, tinted with distant memories, nostalgia, and mixed feelings about her past, will allow Sue to become the empowered woman she ought to be.
- Tamer Ruggli
- Tamer Ruggli, Marianne Brun in collaboration with Yousry Nasrallah
- Francine Lusser & Gérard Monier
- Production Company
- Tipimages Productions - Switzerland, Coproduction company: Les Films de la Capitaine - France
About the Director
Tamer Ruggli is a Swiss-Egyptian filmmaker who graduated from the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL). After intensifying his writing skills at the New York Film Academy in 2015, he was awarded the SSA Scholarship (Swiss Society of Authors) in 2016 for 'Back to Alexandria', his first feature-length fiction script. Tamer's short films have been selected and awarded by numerous prestigious international film festivals, such as Palm Springs International ShortFest and Outfest Los Angeles.