Official competition documentaries
MOTHER OF THE ABSENT : EGYPT (2014)
Director: Nadine Salib
Screenplay: Nadine Salib
Cinematography: Sara Yahia
Music: Ramy Abadir
Editor: Michael Youssef
Sound: Abdelrahman Mahmoud
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In a forgotten corner of Egypt lives a woman who is yearning for a child. Living on the fringes of her community because of her infertility, Hanan lingers between her dream that is slowly slipping away and her struggle to find a place where she belongs. While her surroundings oscillate between fertility and mortality in equal measure, she is wondering what we are supposed to do, with the time in between.
Born in Egypt in 1984, Nadine graduated from filmschool in 2006. She worked as a first assistant and script supervisor in many shorts and feature films. In 2011 she directed her first short documentary ‘Fagr’ which was shown in many festivals and won several prizes. Um Ghayeb is her first feature.