The Trap

Away from preying eyes, a young unmarried couple retreat to the depth of a desolate run-down Egyptian seaside resort, to make love. The power dynamic between them is tested, when the girl reveals she wants their relationship to end.

Director Bio

Nada Riyadh is a filmmaker based in Cairo, Egypt. Her debut documentary film (Happily ever after) premiered at IDFA (International Documentary Film of Amsterdam) in 2016. She is a winner of The Film Prize of Robert Bosch Stiftung 2017 to support the production of her short fiction film (The Trap). She also leads and mentors filmmaking workshops to empower distressed communities suffering from war, displacement, and difficult living conditions in Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt. Her work mainly focuses on exploring the depth and complexity of the human psyche and relationships through the visual medium.


  • Directed by:Nada Riyadh
  • Written by:Nada Riyadh
  • Produced by:Ayman El Amir, Eva Schellenbeck & Gregor Streiber ​
  • Runtime:20 mins
  • Completion Date:March 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:Egypt
  • Country of Filming:Egypt
  • Category:International Live-Action
  • Selection:Programme 10
  • Screening Time / Venue:Fri AUG 14
    10AM - 10PM ONLINE
  • Irish Premiere
  • Links:Website

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