Short Films Competition | 11 min | 2020

THE OTHER CHEEK

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About the Film

When Nashaat’s daughter is viciously attacked by his neighbors’ dog, he is aggrieved to hear claims that she provoked the attack. Unreconciled emotions lead to a heated confrontation with his ex- wife, leaving the cornered father with no choice but to take out frustrations on the perpetrator.

Film Info

Section Short Films Competition
Year 2020
Length 11 min
Language Arabic
Country Egypt
Premiere

Film Credits

Director Sandro Canaan
Screenplay Sandro Canaan
Cinematography Guido Raimondo
Music
Editing Nancy Fares
Producer Kawthar Younis
Production Company Two Stories Productions
Sound Design
Sound Cedric Kayem
Cast Tarek Abd El Aziz, Dora Youssef, Mohiy Dorgham

Film Contacts

Directed by: Sandro Canaan

After studying economics at the American University in Cairo, Sandro Canaan pursued his passion for cinema. He participated in a workshop at UCLA, then moved to Paris where he obtained his master’s degree in film directing at EICAR. After returning to Egypt, he worked as an assistant director on movies like Diamond Dust by Marwan Hamed and Resistance by Maurice Sweeney. Canaan has shot multiple short films, many of which have participated in international film festivals.