Netflix has released an Egyptian film titled: ‘Trapped’. Written and directed by Manal Khaled, who co-scripted it with Rasha Azab, the film stars Reem Higab, Caroline Khalil, Ne’ma Mohsen, Osama Abo Al Ata, Tharaa Goubail, Mona Mokhtar, Rajwa Hamed, Habiba Effat and Zeina Mansour.
Trapped revolves around a group of women from different walks of life who are all under one siege. As the story unfolds, their private tales replicate a far larger siege that depicts the constraints imposed on them by the male dominance of their lives, be it a father, a husband, or the society and the federal government. Yet, the women share the identical dream of change, of breaking free from the social norm.
MAD Options handles the film’s distribution throughout the Arab world.
Earlier this year, the film was screened at the Karama Human Rights Movie Competition, as well as the opening of the Amman Worldwide Movie Competition in Beirut.
Trapped premiered in the Global section of the South By Southwest Festival, USA, becoming the only Arab film screened at the American festival and the first Egyptian film in ten years.
It was screened for 13 minutes at El Gouna Movie Competition as a part of efforts to raise funds for the movie.
‘Trapped’ was featured at several international festivals, including Palestine Cinema Days and the San Diego Arab Film Festival.
Manal Khaled is an Egyptian filmmaker who studied Philosophy at Alexandria College. She later joined Misr Worldwide Movies as an assistant director and has vast expertise working with award-winning administrators, reminiscent of Saad Hendawi, Kamla Abo Zekri, Hani Khalifa and Mohamed Ali.