After the Battle is one of the first films to consider the effects and hopes of the Egyptian revolution. The plot is based on real events occurring on Tahrir Square on 2 February 2011, when a group of horse and camelback riders manipulated by the Mubarak regime attacked demonstrators and provoked an aggressive confrontation among his supporters and detractors. As the director follows one of the riders, he moves to the world of fiction to submerge the audience in the story of a man belittled and rejected by society in a country suspended between deep conservatism and temptations of modern freedoms that cannot separate the private from the political.
Yousry Nasrallahwas born in 1952 in Cairo, graduated in 1978 from the Cairo Film Institute and moved to Lebanon where he worked as a journalist for the ‘As-Safir’ daily. His film career began when Volker Schlöndroff hired him as production assistant for the film Circle of Deceit (1981). Later, Nasrallah assisted the legendary Youssef Chahine, which led to his directorial debut, Summer Thefts (1988). His later films garnered awards at the Venice and Locarno film festivals.
1993 Marcides / Mercedes
1995 Sobyan wa banat / On Boys, Girls and the Veil (doc.)
1999 El Medina / The City
2004 Bab el Chams / The Gate of Sun
2008 Genenet al asmak / The Aquarium
2009 Opowiadaj, Szeherezado / Ehky ya Scheherazade / Scheherazade, Tell Me a Story
2012 Po bitwie / Baad el Mawkeaa / After the Battle