The Man Inside - Feature Documentary
Category: Arab Documentary Film Program
The Man Inside is a subjective experimental documentary portrait of an absent father, set inside a hotel room, somewhere on earth. A man enters the room. He leaves only indirect indications of his presence: the noise he makes when he’s walking, waking up, going to bed or taking a shower. He is reading letters from his father, an Egyptian citizen, exiled in Kuwait City, letters that often went unanswered. It was 1982. His father’s voice is speaking about his new life since he left Egypt –– totally absent, yet omnipresent.