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Back to the Square

Canada / Norway 2012, 83 min, Arabic, Hebrew & English subtitles

Mubarak is gone, but the dictatorial forces that sustained his rule remain and are enforcing their will. Norwegian director Petr Lom distills five personal stories from the tumult, revealing post revolution Egypt as an arena of fear and uncertainty combined with an unswerving commitment to protest. A couple strives to prove the husband’s innocence; a young woman arrested in the square and forced to undergo a virginity test fights being labeled a “prostitute,” a 19 year old demonstrates for the release of his blogger brother who dared criticize the military. With a direct, honest and compassionate gaze, Lom allows his protagonists to tell the story of a battle that is far from being over.

Back to the Square website

Director & Cinematography: Petr Lom
Production: Torstein Grude, Petr Lom
Production Company: Piraya Film As.
Script: Petr Lom, Torstein Grude
Editing: Petr Lom, Erik Andersson
Soundtrack: Jeroen Goeijers
Print Source: Norwegian Film Institute (arna-marie.bersaas@nfi.no)Director CV
  • Tue 8/5 20:15, Cinemateque 4with the filmmaker
  • Wed 9/5 14:30, Cinemateque 3with the filmmaker
  • Thu 10/5 20:00, Beit Haamwith the filmmaker
Petr Lom was born in Prague in 1968, and grew up in Canada. A former academic with a Ph.D. in political philosophy from Harvard, he gave up his university career in 2003 for filmmaking. Filmography: Bride Kidnapping (2004); On a Tightrope (2007); Letters to the President (2009)

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