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Poisonous Roses

Ahmed Fawzi Saleh


2018 | Egypt

Taheya lives only for the success of her brother Saqr, and when he decides to leave the family home, she is ready to do anything to get him back... The director takes a quasi-documentary look at a Cairo neighbourhood where the activity of the tanneries and their exhalations permeate the daily life of the inhabitants.

A screening organised in partnership with Aflam, Arab cinemas. Organised as part of the Africa2020 Season, with the support of the French Institute and the Africa2020 Season Patrons Committee. With the support of the Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation Department of the Southern Region.

Aflam and the Festival make their films: a selection echoing the Festival's programme, devised by the Aflam association and the Marseille Festival as part of the Africa2020 Season, in conversation with the dancer and choreographer Selma Ouissi and the filmmaker Tamer El Said. Shot before the pandemic imposed confinement on everyone, the films chosen speak of the aspiration to change and the ruptures that follow. They touch on the experience of leaving, of the absence of the other, which virtual communication never manages to fill, and also look back at the uprisings that have been taking place over the last ten years. Founded twenty years ago in Marseille, the Aflam association works to disseminate and promote Arab cinema to all audiences, to discover little-known films, to share views and to open up spaces for discussion.

Practical information

2021 Edition

Duration 70'

Where ?
La Baleine

59 cours Julien , 6e

tel04 13 25 17 17 //


Metro - 2 stop Notre Dame Du Mont

Tram - 2 stop Canebière Garibaldi


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Photographies © DR


Organisé dans le cadre de la Saison Africa2020, avec le soutien de l'Institut français et du Comité des mécènes de la Saison Africa2020.

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