The Brink of Dreams

By

Nada Riyadh & Ayman El Amir

In a remote village in southern Egypt, a group of girls rebel by forming an all-female street theater troupe. They dream of becoming actresses, dancers and singers, challenging their families and villagers with their unexpected performances. Shot over four years, The Brink of Dreams follows them from childhood to womanhood, facing the most crucial choices of their lives.

Festivals & Awards

Cannes Critics’ Week 2024 – Œil d’Or Cannes Best Documentary

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“A poignant coming-of-age documentary”

– Allan Hunter – Screendaily 

 

“The film is humble and empowering; all of the pieces fall into place to create a wholesome coming-of-age narrative. What prevails is a strong sense of community and being there for each other.”

– Līga Požarska – Cineuropa

 

“Nada Riyadh and Ayman El Amir deliver a fierce, against-all-odds documentary”

– Adham Youssef – The Film Verdict

 

“A striking documentary”

– Clarisse Fabre – Le Monde

Original title: Rafaat einy ll sama

Production: FELUCCA FILMS - DOLCE VITA FILMS - MAGMA FILMS

Nationality: Egypt - France - Denmark - Qatar - Saudi Arabia

Year of production: 2024

Running time: 102' & 52'

Language: Arabic

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