A portrait for Nubar in his shop. An Armenian-Alexandrian who belongs to a fading community.
The film follows the pace of the working hours in “Chaussures Edouard”. The shop that Nubar inherited from his father and has been working in since his adolescence. The vast majority of the buyers are old clients. They stop by not only to replace their old shoes but also to exchange tales and stories about mutual friends. The shop can be considered a hub for Armenian friends and Alexandrians with foreign origins. This explains why it is normal listen to conversations there Arabic, Armenian, English and French. It is one of very few places that are left with this special scent of the old city. Nubar doesn’t seem to be really after acquiring more clients by exhibiting new shoes designs or models. Nevertheless, he is keen on abiding to the working hours of the shop, specially the three hours pause by the end of the day before the night shift. He has a unique behaviour with his clients. It would be considered rude or unfriendly by newcomers. However, his old clients seem to be used it.
Format: HD 1920x1080
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 32 mins
Language: Arabic (Egyptian) & French
Jan. 2017 - Sudan Independent Film Festival, Khartoum
Oct. 2016 - "Alexandrie Ici" by Ici-Même in Grenoble, France
Jun. 2016 - Festival Gollut - Amics del Cinema de la Vall de Ribes in Barcelona, Spain
Feb. 2015 - Shorts Series Revisited Take #2 in Zawya in Cairo, Egypt
Sep. 2014 - 30th Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival in Alexandria, Egypt
Apr. 2014 - 10th Rencontres de l'image Film Festival in the French Institute in Cairo, Egypt
Mar. 2014 - German Film Week in Goethe Institute in Cairo, Egypt.
Mar. 2014 - Al-Horeia Center for Creativity in Alexandria, Egypt.
2016 - Miquel Porter i Moix award - 3rd Festival Gollut in Barcelona, Spain
2016 - Best Short Documentary - Jesuit Film Festival, Cairo
2014 - Rafik El Sabban Award - 30th Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival in Alexandria, Egypt
2014 - Best Short Documentary - 10th Rencontres de l'image Film Festival in Cairo, Egypt
Sound Designer & Mixing
The Arab Origami Center
With the support of
Al-Horeia Center for Creativity, The Ministry of Culture (Cultural Development Fund)
Documentary - 32' - 2014