Cafe Regular, Cairo
Taboos are broken during a candid conversation in a bar. A young Egyptian couple has an honest conversation in public about their relationship. It was recorded in a bar with real customers, with amateur actors who play their own lives. Taboo-breaking, humorous fiction about male-female relationships in modern Cairo.
Writer and filmmaker Ritesh Batra (born in Mumbai, India) was educated in film at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, but dropped out in 2010 to work as an independent filmmaker. He alternates between living in Mumbai and New York. His new project "The Lunchbox" is part of the 2011 Binger NFDC Screenwriters' Lab, a workshop for writing and selling original Indian screenplays to the international market.
Selected filmography: "The Morning Ritual" (2008, short), "Gareeb Nawaz's Taxi" (2010, short), "Café Regular, Cairo" (2011, short).
- Year: 2011
- Country: Egypt, India
- Runtime: 11 min.
- Director: Ritesh Batra
- Screenwriter: Ritesh Batra
- Actors: Alaa Ezzat, Mai Abozeed
- Producers: Alaa Mosbah, Guneet Monga
- Cinematographer: Islam Abdelsamea
- Company: Ritesh Batra
- Dialogs: Arabic
- Subtitles: Lithuanian, English
- Classification: T
- IMDB rating: 6.6