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In the Last Days of the City

In the Last Days of the City

Tamer El said

Egypt, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom | 2016 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 118’

“In the Last Days of the City is an elegy, a melancholic love-hate poem to Cairo and the role of filmmakers in any city in pain."
Jay Weissberg - Variety

festivals & awards

Forum, Berlinale 2016 / Caligari Film Prize


Downtown Cairo, 2009. Khalid, a 35 year old filmmaker is struggling to make a film that captures the soul of his city while facing loss in his own life. Together with his friends, who send him footage from their lives in Beirut, Baghdad and Berlin, he confronts a region on edge through filming the difficulty and beauty of living In the Last Days of the City.


original title

Forum Akher ayam el madina




Egypt, Germany, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom

running time


produced by

Zero Production - Egypt

in co-production with

Sunnyland films - Egypt
Mengamuk Films - Germany
Autonomous - United Kingdom

directed by

Tamer El said

written by

Tamer El said, Rasha Salti


Still Moving

Losing everything he loves, Khalid struggles to capture the soul of a city on edge.
TFL Awards

TFL Audience Design Fund 2015
with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Michel Balagué


Tamer El Said

Scriptwriter, Film Director