On Saturday afternoon, we picked ourselves out of our weekend laziness and headed to downtown Tunis for a change of setting and maybe to catch a movie or something.

We found the Egyptian movie “Tito“, featuring Ahmed El Saqqa and Hanan Turk and directed by Tarek El-Aryan, playing in one of the cinemas. So we thought we’d check it out.

It was great!. Certainly one of the best movies Egyptian cinema has produced lately.
The script, the story line, the characters, the acting, the directing, the cinematography and even the stunts were really good.

It’s great how this new wave of actors and directors in Egypt are ushering in a new age in Egyptian cinema, some sort of renaissance after the ugly movies of the 80’s and 90’s.

Tito tells the story of an ex-con who tries to escape his sinful life and start a new clean one, but his past comes back to haunt him.

I loved how they built the characters and gave them real depth and developed them througout the movie.
I also find it great they’re talking about really important issues in the society.

I truly recommend this movie to everyone.
You should really check it out.

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