“One of the best evocations on film of the recent events in Egypt and heralds a major new talent on the Egyptian scene.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Before he came to power, a fortune teller told Hosni Mubarak that he would reach a powerful position in Egypt, but that he would lose all his power in a place called Suez. On January 25, 2011, the Egyptian revolution was sparked in Suez city, even before it reached Tahrir Square.
In this strikingly unique debut feature, Suez-born director Ahmed Nour tells of a generation of Egyptian revolutionaries who ousted Mubarak – and later Mohamed Morsi – from power. He presents five dramatic periods in his life as waves, while taking you on a cinematic voyage swinging freely from colour to black and white, live action to animation.
Part autobiography, part animated imaginings and part deeply personal accounts from families who lost loved ones during the uprisings, Waves is not just the story of a young man and a city, but of a generation and a country.