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Zeina Durra
« In Luxor you can almost hear the temple walls talk because people prayed there for thousands of years, which makes it the perfect setting for a film about birth and rebirth and second chances »
Zeina Durra
« The film plays with the headiness of the ancient past, so vivid in Luxor and environs, using it as a counterbalance to the oppressiveness of Hana’s barely spoken trauma. What’s ancient offers succor, a recognition of something greater than ourselves, something mystical »
« A ray of divine sunlight shines through, and what once felt like an eternal absence is illuminated as a tunnel that can be crawled out of with the aid of a deeply personal connection »
« Riseborough is exquisite in the central role and gives the film the weight and gentility that summon the spirit of both the emotional and physical place she’s in, and while Hana tries her best to forget throughout Luxor, the film is one to remember »
« As with her debut film, ‘The Imperialists are Still Alive!’, Durra's dialogue tries to reflect the reality of middle-class lives, and also the search for deeper meaning in life »


When British aid worker Hana returns to the ancient city of Luxor, she comes across Sultan, a talented archeologist and former lover. As she wanders, haunted by the familiar place, she struggles to reconcile the choices of the past with the uncertainty of the present.

Key Words :
Egypt, Atmospheric, Rebirth
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Completed - Drama - English, Arabic - Color - 85'
Directed & Written by :
Zeina Durra
Produced by :
Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic - Egypt), Daniel Ziskind (Film Clinic - Egypt), Gianluca Chakra (Front Row Entertainment - UAE), Paul Webster (Shoebox Films - UK), Madmouh Saba (Film Factory - Egypt)
Cast :
Andrea Riseborough, Karim Saleh, Shereen Reda, Michael Landes