NILE HILTON INCIDENT, THE
"THE NILE HILTON INCIDENT transplants the dark, cynical heart of film noir to the streets of Cairo in the days leading up to the 2011 revolution that would eventually oust President Hosni Mubarak. Swedish director/writer Tarik Saleh's crime drama about a cop investigating the murder of a beautiful singer is a paranoid portrait of individual and systemic corruption that leaves none of its characters unscarred," writes Nick Schager, Variety. Based on a real-life case, Saleh's gripping police procedural won the World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic at Sundance. Fares Fares, (DEPARTMENT Q franchise, ROGUE ONE) gives a commanding performance as the conflicted cop. DIR/SCR Tarik Saleh; PROD Kristina Åberg. Sweden/Denmark/Germany, 2017, color, 106 min. In Arabic with English subtitles. NOT RATED
AFI Member passes accepted.