Happily Ever After

  • 9 10
  • 2016
  • 67min
Happily Ever After
  • Original Title: C'era una volta (1967)

The film is an unrelenting personal report of a faltering relationship between the filmmaker Nada Riyadhin and a young man during the aftermath of Egypt’s Arab Spring.

Happily Ever After

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ Festival international de films de Femmes/ Middle East Now Film Festival/ International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala/ Durban International Film Festival/ Lago Film Festival/ WOMEN Media Arts and Film Festival/ Internazionale a Ferrara/ Films Femmes Méditerranée's Encounters/ Arabisches Filmfestival/ This human world - International Human Rights Film Festival/ ALFILM, Arab Film Festival Berlin/ Festival International du Film Arabe de Gabès/ Chouftouhonna, festival international d'art féministe

Happily Ever After. Love in times of tumult in Egypt

In the midst of the chaos of Egypt’s Arab Spring, filmmaker Nada Riyadh falls in love with Ayman. The initial euphoria makes way for doubt, anxiety and blame – a metaphor for the disappointing trajectory of events in Egypt. 

When Ayman decides to leave the country because of the deteriorating social and political conditions, she does everything she can to convince him to stay. The escalating tension puts her own commitment to remain in the country to the test.



Nada Riyadh
Nada Riyadh Director
Ayman El Amir
Ayman El Amir Director

Production Companies

Felucca Films

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