Hala Elkoussy hits the festival scene with a strong debut set on the streets of Cairo, Elkoussy's hometown. Due to unfortunate circumstances both the stuggling actress Aida and her neighbour Samiha, an aging diva, find themselves evicted from their homes and on the streets in search of a safe place to spend the night. Their search leads the two ladies on an adventurous journey through a threatening and chaotic city, meeting up with estranged family member and former friends and lovers.
Cactus Flower received support from Sørfond in 2016. The film is co-produced with the Norwegian company DUOFilm AS, represented by Linda Bolstad, Marie Fuglestein Lægreid and Ingrid Lill Høgtun.
We look forward to seeing Cactus Flower on the big screen, and wish the film the best of luck in the competition at the festival in Rotterdam!
Are you at the festival? Find the screening schedule for Cactus Flower and get your tickets HERE.