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Hala Lotfy


The Bridge

Producer: Hala Lotfy
Screenwriter: Hala Lotfy
Production Company: Hassala Films
Language: Arabic
Total Budget: 568,000 USD

Project Synopsis:

A mother wakes up in the middle of the night to take her sick baby girl to the hospital. She catches a taxi with her young son, and gets dropped her off at a bridge near the hospital. In the darkness, she suddenly realises her son is no longer with her. Screaming out for the boy, her heart skips a beat when she sees a hole in the bridge, close to where her son was standing.

Hala is an Egyptian director, producer, and the founder of Hassala Film Collective. After studying filmmaking from Cairo Film School in 1999, she has worked on several awardwinning documentaries, including “Images of Water and Earth”, “Feeling Cold” and “Lost in Costa Rica”. Her first feature “Coming Forth By Day” premiered at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in 2012, and was nominated to the list of 100 Greatest Arab Films.