CAA Media Finance will rep North American rights. As previously announced, Front Row will distribute in the Middle East and North Africa.
The film, which will premiere in Sundance’s World Dramatic Competition, follows British aid worker Hana (Riseborough) who returns to the ancient city of Luxor, Egypt, and comes across Sultan (Saleh), a talented archeologist and former lover.
Along with Durra, the film is produced by Mohamed Hefzy through his production company Film Clinic, Mamdouh Saba, and Gianluca Chakra of Front Row. Paul Webster and Front Row’s Hisham Al Ghanim are executive producing; Daniel Ziskind of Film Clinic and Ihab Ayoub are serving as associate producers.
The feature marks Durra’s second film. Her debut feature was The Imperialists Are Alive, which premiered at Sundance in 2010.