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Everyday life in Mafrouza, a run-down neighborhood of Alexandria, is hard. The inhabitants live in great poverty without running water, waste disposal, or a sewage system. But they respond to these conditions with unbelievable energy and imagination and invent amazing strategies to defy adversity.

Our take

The charismatic Hassan takes centre-stage in this second part of Emmanuelle Demoris’s panoramic Mafrouza cycle, giving the film its name by delicately drawing a heart in the sand. Widening its scope from the labyrinthine alleys of the shantytown, Mafrouza/Heart sings a song of love, loss, and life.