The Mice Room
The Mice Room (Oudet el-Feran)
Egyptian metropolis Alexandria just before the uprisings in 2011, a paralyzed population united in loneliness. The Mice Room is a peek through the keyholes into some random citizens’ lives, old and young, male and female. The film-maker collective takes stock of its society, empathizes, and carefully searches for little gestures that can fuel togetherness and optimism.
In May 2010 the six members of the newly founded Rufy’s collective started working on The Mice Room, their first feature length film, which was completed in 2013.
feature fiction, Hend Bakr, Mohamad El-Hadidi, Ahmed Magdy Morsy, Nermeen Salem, Mayye Zayed, Mohamed Zedan,
Egypt / UAE 2013, 85 min, color, digital, Arabic with Engl. ST
Written, directed and produced Hend Bakr, Mohamad El-Hadidi, Ahmed Magdy Morsy, Nermeen Salem, Mayye Zayed, Mohamed Zedan | Camera Mohamad El-Hadidi, Mayye Zayed, Islam Kamel | Editing Islam Kamel | Music Composition Anna Drubish | Sound Recording Sameh Nabil, A. Fouad Rageb | Sound Design & Mix Samir Nabil | Production Rufy's (EG), Executive Producer: Mark Lotfy | Co-production Fig Leaf Studios (EG), Enjaaz (UAE)
From the press
The Mice Room gets it’s name from a mythical place found in children’s fables; a scary place many Egyptian children grew up being threatened with visiting, if they weren’t behaving. For adults, this scary place can be a state of mind. Each story is refreshingly original in its characters and its storyline. What links all the distinct narratives together is where they all take place, in Alexandria, read full article