FIANCEES

By Julia BÜNTER

TASKOVSKI FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Family - Completed 2019

FIANCÉES follows the journey of three Egyptian women to marriage. While capturing this pivotal moment, the film sketches a portrait of contemporary Cairo society and its youth, torn between immutable traditions and a growing desire for freedom.

Festivals
& Awards

Tirana IFF 2019
Best Documentary Award
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival (online) 2021
Doc Market Films
    • Year of production
    • 2019
    • Genres
    • Family, Social issues, Documentary
    • Countries
    • SWITZERLAND
    • Languages
    • ARABIC
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Julia BÜNTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Luc PETER (INTERMEZZO FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Cairo, a megalopolis of 20 million people, has recently undergone many political, cultural and economic upheavals, forcing Egyptian society to reinvent itself. In this unstable context, FIANCÉES is an immersion in the daily life of young Egyptians on the long way to marriage.
      Batool and Bassam are up-and-coming comedians who struggle for the balance of their relationship. Between waiting for their future apartment and family pressures, the harmony of their relationship is fragile.
      Marize and Ramy are Christians and from an affluent background, they dream of a perfect marriage and access to sexuality. Wanting both to use contraception after marriage and to respect the traditions imposed by the Church, they embody a Westernized and traditional youth.
      Randa and Abdelrahman come from a traditional Muslim background and aspire to more freedom on a daily basis. Randa's demands for gender equality run counter to the customs of society.
      Rather than considering marriage as the union of two beings for eternity, FIANCÉES broaches the subject as a pretext for talking about the relationship between men and women and the social pressures facing these young couples today.