“A poetic meditation on mortality” – The Hollywood Reporter
In the Australian Premiere of Egyptian filmmaker Karim Hanafy’s striking debut feature, three generations of a family are held captive by guilt and grief.
In a drab house, a son has grown up without his father, watched over by his heartbroken single mother and his widowed grandmother. The three are all prisoners of their own making, shut-ins – but the haunted boy, who has forgotten how long it’s been since he’s been outside, clings desperately to the hope of escaping and making a life outside these walls. Full of sombre beauty and quiet emotion, this sublimely moving film is haunting and unique.