The Teacher

Farah Nabulsi

screenings

  • Wed 15.05.2024 16:30

  • Wed 15.05.2024 19:00

  • Wed 15.05.2024 21:30

Part of Cairo Cinema Days 7

Palestinian schoolteacher Basem (Saleh Bakri) experiences personal devastation following a tragic incident involving his son. Amidst this turmoil, he forms a profound connection with one of his students, Adam, and an unexpected bond with British social worker Lisa. Meanwhile, tensions rise as an American attorney and his wife demand the return of their son, an Israeli soldier held by a Palestinian resistance group. The group's demand for a prisoner exchange escalates tensions with authorities, drawing Basem and his neighborhood into turmoil. Director Farah Nabulsi skillfully intertwines these diverse yet interconnected narratives, creating a gripping drama marked by empathy, unexpected twists, and unceasing provocations, anchored by Saleh Bakri's power-house performance.

Year

2023

Duration

115 MIN

Language

Arabic , English

Screening format

DCP

Subtitles

Subtitled to English

Writers

Farah Nabulsi

Countries

PALESTINE, QATAR, UNITEDKINGDOM

Genre

Drama

Cast

Muhammad Abed Elrahman، Nabil Al Raee، Mahmood Bakri