Dokufiction, directors: Marouan Omara & Johanna Domke, GE/EG 2018, 86 min., Arab. with en. ST
7.4.2019 | 19:00 | Wolf Kino *
Since the tourists have stayed away due to the Arabic Spring, the employees of one of the many luxury hotels in Sharm El-Sheikh live in a vacuum. The once-flourishing oasis at the Red Sea is now almost empty, and yet they have to continue playing animators, chambermaids and DJs – on reduced pay – as if nothing had changed. The economic crisis barely leaves the young Egyptians with a space to dream, and the oriental fantasies of the tourists are staged. Surreal elements start to merge into an existential forlornness of this artificial habitat, which blurs further the borders between imagination and reality.