Poisonous Roses / Ward Masmoum

Poisonous Roses / Ward Masmoum

Director : Ahmed Fawzi Saleh / 72 min / Egypt, France, Qatar, United Arab Emirates / Arabic / 2018


Set in the confines of an impoverished Cairo neighborhood, a community’s everyday life is threatened by the ruthless rhythms of Tanneries, rotary driers crushing animal skin, hazards of poisonous wastewater, Taheya desperately clings to her brother, Saqr, whose only dream is to escape.

Festivals &Awards

  • IFF Rotterdam- Bright Future competition, Rotterdam , 2018
  • Bafici- Festival Buenos Aires, 2018
  • Festival du cinéma Africain, d’Asie et d’Amérique Latine de Milan
  • Best FilmatFestival de CineAfricano de Tarifa


Direction Ahmed FawziSaleh
Screenplay Ahmed FawziSaleh
Producers EmanHemeda, KarimAitouna, Thomas Micoulet
Camera Maged Nader
Editing QutaibaBarhamji, MennaElshishini, Nadia Ben Rachid
Sound Sara Kaddouri


Koky, Mahmoud Hemida, Ibrahim El Nagary



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