Ayten Amin / EG, TN, DE, 2021 / 96 min.
She’s an obedient daughter, a keen student, a starry-eyed, chatty girl and a self-assured young woman on social media. Nineteen-year-old Souad assumes many, at times conflicting, identities while trying to escape the strict religious codes prevalent in Zagazig, the provincial town in the Nile Delta where she lives.
Souad spends hours on social media shaping her alter ego: a free-spirited young woman. She maintains virtual relationships with several men; she makes up incredible stories about her great love Ahmed, a ‘content creator’ for Facebook in Alexandria who she’s never seen. At the same time, Soaud is an obedient daughter, observing the rules imposed by her conservative family and their strict Islamic environment.
EG, TN, DE
NLD or ENG