"It felt like a spy movie." Mauro Andrizzi travelled to Tehran to present Iraqi Short Stories, his film that dealt with the 2003 US invasion of Iraq. After the screening, he was approached by an Iraqi lady, who pointed out some inaccuracies and wanted to have lunch with him to express her ideas about the war. This however was not the end of her interest in the Argentine filmmaker.

A later trip took him to Egypt, where the air was full of conspiracy theories. Shark attacks in the Red Sea threatened to damage the tourism industry, and the government ordered hundreds of sharks to be hunted. Two weeks later, crocodiles started to attack people on the shores of the Nile. The last of Andrizzi's intriguing spy triptych takes us to Sana'a in Yemen and deals with the story of local Al Qaeda founder Anwar al Awlaki and a Croatian actress.

Screens together with Stopover in Dubai.

The other films shown within Stopover in Dubai + Cairo Affaire

Filmmaker
Mauro Andrizzi
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Argentina
Year
2019
Medium
DCP
Length
25’
Language
English
Producer
Mauro Andrizzi, Pablo Salomon, Fabian Nielsen
Production Company
Mono Films, PS Cine
Sales
Mono Films
Writer
Mauro Andrizzi
Cinematography
Mauro Andrizzi
Editor
Francisco Vazquez Murillo, Manuel Salomon
Production Design
Mauro Andrizzi
Sound Design
Sebastián González
Music
Nader Al Jaradi