YIDFF 2011
International Competition
  • Apuda
  • Armadillo
  • The Collaborator and His Family
  • Day Is Done
  • Distinguished Flying Cross
  • The Embrace of the River
  • Images of a Lost City
  • Kantoku Shikkaku
  • Nénette
  • Nomad’s Home
  • Nostalgia for the Light
  • Position among the Stars
  • Vapor Trail (Clark)
  • What Is to Be Done?
  • The Woman with the 5 Elephants
  • What Is to Be Done?

    FRANCE / 2010 / Arabic / Color / Video / 152 min
    Emmanuelle Demoris


    Mafrouza is a slum town in Alexandria, Egypt. The camera enters its narrow maze-like alleyways, inviting the viewer to experience the same air as its residents and the gentle flow of time there. An elderly man troubled by flooding in his home; young people who sing and dance in the streets at night; and the proprietor of a grocery who preaches at a mosque. We silently lend an ear to their views on life, passion, and relationships with the world outside, often with a cup of tea or cigarette in one hand. All evoke the joy of living.

    Oct. 9 A6 | Oct. 11 CL