Film screening - Q&A ‘Happily Ever After’ - Nada Riyadh & Ayman El Amir

‘Happily Ever After' - Nada Riyadh & Ayman El Amir ‘Happily Ever After' - Nada Riyadh & Ayman El Amir

Mon, 21.11.2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM


Halaqat Film Days - Past and Present of Arab Societies through Women’s Lenses

This autumn, Halaqat Film Days celebrates the old and the new generation of Arab women directors and actresses. Visitors will discover recent films and productions from the past thanks to a programme that creates a dialogue between the works and the different generations of women directors. 

‘Happily Ever After’ - Nada Riyadh & Ayman El Amir (2016):
Amidst the chaos of the 2011 revolution in Egypt, Nada Riyadh sees Ayman, the man she loves, leave to study filmmaking in the United States. His departure plunges her into a feeling of anxiety that echoes the developments of the revolution in Egypt and allows her to question the historical and actual meaning of political commitment.

Nada Riyadh lives in Egypt. In 2016, she codirected a feature documentary Happily Ever After. In Fakh, screened during the 58th edition of La Semaine de la Critique, Nada delves deeper into her study of women’s place in a couple, where emotional and societal deflagration ruthlessly mirror each other.

The screening will be followed by a conversation with director Nada Riyadh.

The European project Halaqat is implemented by the Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Bozar - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels. Halaqat is co-funded by the European Commission (under the designation: EU-LAS CULTURE), the Goethe-Institut and Bozar.