Café regular, Cairo

Ritesh Batra
Egypt, India 2011 | 11 Min. | OmU
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A young Muslim couple sits in a café, talk­ing about the future of their rela­tion­ship for the first time and how pre­mar­i­tal sex could change it. The young woman wants to know how her boyfriend’s opin­ion of her would change if she agreed to lose her vir­gin­i­ty to him.

The film address­es a hot polit­i­cal topic: the free­dom to decide one’s own life. It is the por­trait of a woman deter­mined to take con­trol over her pri­vate life,” said the jury after award­ing the film the FIPRESCI prize in the Ober­hausen Short Film Festival.