About

Hana is seeking mental peace and physical respite after an overwhelming period spent working at a clinic in Ramtha, on the Jordanian-Syrian border, where she specialised in treating victims wounded in the war in Syria. She finds solace in majestic Luxor, Egypt, where she lived in her 20s and dated a handsome archeologist, Sultan, who was also studying there. On this nostalgic solo trip, she lingers through memory-filled hotel lobbies and ancient sites as she begins to grapple with her grief and her emotions from the war—but when she runs into Sultan on a ferry crossing unexpectedly, the chemistry is undeniable.

Writer/director Zeina Durra returns to the Sundance Film Festival (The Imperialists Are Still Alive!, 2010) with a restrained story of romance post-trauma. Andrea Riseborough shines as the naturally playful and delicately subdued Hana, a woman longing for intimacy and struggling to rebirth love. The city serves not only as the film’s setting but also as a point of remembrance and as an ode to the past, as Luxor honors the belief in energies, timing, and the magic of second chances.

YEAR 2019

CATEGORY World Cinema Dramatic Competition

COUNTRY Egypt/United Kingdom

RUN TIME 85 min

LANGUAGE English and Arabic

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Film Clinic

WEBSITE http://www.film-clinic.com

EMAIL ay.hussein@film-clinic.com

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Credits

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Artist Bio

Zeina Durra

Zeina Durra received her BA in Oriental studies from Oxford University and MFA from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts graduate film program. Her directorial debut, The Imperialists Are Still Alive!, premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The Warsaw Film Festival awarded it an award for best first or second feature. She recently completed her second feature, Luxor, starring Andrea Riseborough and produced by Mohamed Hefzy.