Directed by Hala Khalil
Egypt, 2015, 122 min.
Nawara works as a housemaid for a wealthy family closely linked to the Mubarak regime. On the eve of the 2011 revolution, the family leaves the country temporarily and asks her to look after the villa. Flush with cash for expenses, Nawara and her fiancé Mustafa are soon enjoying a taste of life at the top. Her journey from the alleys of her poor neighborhood to the luxury compound brings with it an experience she could never have imagined. The sharp social commentary strongly questions the outcome of the revolution and the deeper class and cultural divisions that it brought to the surface.
In Arabic with English subtitles.
(Recommended for age 13 and up)