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Back to Alexandria

Spring Grants 2023 - Post-Production Stage

Tamer Ruggli / Feature Narrative / Switzerland, France, Qatar / 95 min / Original Language: Arabic, French / Interests: Comedy, Drama


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.


  • Main Contact

    Francine Lusser

    Tipimages Productions
    +41 22 735 41 18

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