In a small city on the Nile Delta, a teenager lives a double life – conservative and veiled among her family yet outgoing and liberated through her online alter-ego. Featuring astonishing performances from a cast of non-professionals, this sensitive coming-of-age drama (co-produced by Wim Wenders) is an acute examination of Egypt’s Generation Z.
‘Ayten Amin’s sharp, subtle coming-of-age drama [is a] shrewd and poignant study of social media identities’ ★★★★ Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
‘Amin’s quietly bristling film has a whole world going on under the surface.’ ★★★★ Danny Leigh, The FT
What else is on?
Today (Saturday 26th November)
Tomorrow (Sunday 27th November)
The Night of Counting the Years Cert-TBC1h 42m | Arabic w/ English subtitles
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!