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Director  Ahmad Abdalla
Music director  Sam Mounier
Country  Egypt
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Comedy, Drama, Music
Screenplay  Ahmad Abdalla
Language  Arabic
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Writer  Ahmad Abdalla (screenplay)
Release date  14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) (2010 Toronto International Film Festival)
Cast  Yousra El Lozy (Salma), Khaled Abol Naga (Khaled), Hani Adel (Hany), Ahmad Magdy (Magdy), Atef Yousef (Homeless sales guy), Menna Shalabi (Hadeer)
Similar movies  Related Ahmad Abdalla movies
Tagline  It starts underground…

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Microphone (Arabic: ميكروفون‎‎) is a 2010 Egyptian independent film by Ahmad Abdalla about the underground art scene of the city of Alexandria, Egypt. The film received Best Arabic-language film Award from Cairo International Film Festival and Tanit d'Or from Journées cinématographiques de Carthage. In addition to Best Editing Award from Dubai International Film Festival in 2010.


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Microphone is Ahmad Abdalla's second feature film, following Heliopolis.

Microphone (film) movie scenes


Microphone (film) movie scenes

When Khaled returns to Alexandria after years of travel he discovers that it is too late to rekindle a relationship with his old love because she is about to immigrate and that his relationship with his aging father is broken beyond repair. Self-absorbed, he roams the city and stumbles over the underground art scene: hip-hop singers who perform on sidewalks, female rock musicians on rooftops Massive Scar Era (band), skateboarders cruising all over the city, graffiti artists who confront the city with their shocking murals in the darkness of the night. He is mesmerized by the discovery of this world and his life gradually changes. With his limited resources and connections, he tries to support this movement and draw attention to the diverse facets of his city. Details of his private life and events of this movement overlap. He awaits an inevitable change that he believes will come from the dynamic and unique art scene in Alexandria rather than from Cairo, Egypt's overpopulated capital. 'Microphone' is a vibrant image of this colorful music and art movement. It is a real narrative of this new generation of artists from Alexandria and the intricate details of their lives. It is the first Egyptian movie to feature the local skateboarding scene

Festival and awards

Microphone was the first Egyptian film to win the prestigious award The Golden Tanit in Carthage film festival in October 2010.


  • Won— Großer Preis der Stadt Freistadt from Festival Der neue Heimatfilm
  • Won— Golden Tulip from Istanbul International Film Festival
  • Won— Griot Best Film Award of African Film Festival of Tarifa
  • Won— Special Mention from Granada International Film Festival Cines del Sur
  • 2010

  • Won— Best Arabic-language film Award from Cairo International Film Festival
  • Won— Best Film from Alexandria International Film Festival
  • Won— Tanit d'or from Journées cinématographiques de Carthage
  • Won— Best Editing Award from Dubai International Film Festival
  • Nominated— Toronto International Film Festival
  • Nominated— London International Film Festival
  • Nominated— Golden Alexander Thessaloniki International Film Festival
  • Nominated— Festival International du Film d'Amour de Mons in Brussels, Belgium
  • Cast

  • Khaled Abol Naga (Khaled)
  • Menna Shalabi (Hadeer)
  • Yosra El Lozy (Salma)
  • Hany Adel (Hany)
  • Ahmed Magdi (Magdi)
  • Atef Youssef
  • Aya Tarek (Aya)
  • Yassin Koptan (Yassin)
  • Mohamed Goda (Nosair)
  • References

    Microphone (film) Wikipedia
    Microphone (film) IMDb Microphone (film)