Café Regular, Cairo

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    Café Regular, Cairo

    Directed by

    Egypt, India

    2011

    11 min

    • Arabic

      From the director of LUNCH BOX presented at TorinoFilmLab - FrameWork

    In a regular cafe in Cairo a relationship goes through its first big test.

    Awards

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    • FIPRESCI Prize - ISFF Oberhausen
    • Special Jury Mention / Narrative Short Competition - Tribeca FF
    • Special Mention for Narrative/Life Action Short - Chicago IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Mai Abozeed
    Alaa Ezzat
    Screenplay
    Ritesh Batra
    Cinematography
    Islam Abdel Samea
    Editing
    Wajdi Elian
    Production
    INDIETRYST

    Press

    ... this film is exactly the kind of story that can diversify the representation of the Arab world

    Maartje Alders, Nisimazine

    Ritesh Batra

    Ritesh Batra

    India

    Ritesh Batra is a writer/director based in Mumbai and New York. In 2009, Batra was selected for the Sundance Writers and Directors labs for his feature project THE STORY OF RAM. He was also named the Sundance Time Warner Storytelling Fellow and an Annenburg Fellow. His short films have been presented in many international film festivals and fine arts venues. His recent short CAFÉ REGULAR, CAIRO (2012), shot on location in Cairo, Egypt won the Critics Prize (FIPRESCI) at the Oberhausen International Film Festival and the Jury Special Mention at Tribeca Film Festival. His feature screenplay THE LUNCHBOX won an Honorable Mention from the Jury at the 2012 edition of the Cinemart at the International Film Festival of Rotterdam and was part of the Berlinale Talent Project Market. His latest film PHOTOGRAPH (2019) stars Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Sanya Malhotra.

    Selected Filmography