Café Regular, Cairo

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    Café Regular, Cairo

    Directed by

    Egypt, India


    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.


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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



    Mai Abozeed
    Alaa Ezzat
    Ritesh Batra
    Islam Abdel Samea
    Wajdi Elian


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

    Maartje Alders, Nisimazine

    Ritesh Batra

    Ritesh Batra


    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.

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