Two lonely people at opposite chapters of life accidentally meet on a busy summer day in a Cairo taxi. Frail old Shawky and bubbly young Doaa are both caught up in their busy routines as their race through the city evolves into a journey of self-discovery that reconnects them to life.

Technical details

Duration: 30 minutes
Nationality: Egypt
Production year: 2015
Director: Sherif Elbendary
Cast : Mohamed Farid , Nahed Elsebai

Hot Summer (2015)

Born in 1978, Sherif Elbendary lives and works in Cairo. Elbendary graduated from the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo in 2007, where he has been teaching film directing since 2008. His first short fiction film “Rise & Shine”, produced by the Egyptian Film Center in 2006, won 15 awards in more than 75 festivals. He is currently working on his first feature film “Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim” but continues to direct short films.