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  • The Best of Times (2004)
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The Best of Times (2004)
Drama

A personal tragedy brings a woman closer to a handful of trusted friends in this independent drama. Salma (Hanan Turk) is a middle-aged woman who has achieved success in her profession but is still searching for contentment in her personal...See moreA personal tragedy brings a woman closer to a handful of trusted friends in this independent drama. Salma (Hanan Turk) is a middle-aged woman who has achieved success in her profession but is still searching for contentment in her personal life. After her mother unexpectedly dies, Salma is sent into an emotional tailspin, and while her stepfather (Samie Al-Adel) tries to help by letting her move into his home, nothing seem to make her feel better. One day, Salma receives the first in a series of anonymous gifts and letters from someone who appears to know her, though she has no idea who they might be. As Salma sorts through a handful of male admirers in hopes of uncovering the identity of her new benefactor, she is reunited with two close friends from her days at school, Yusriyah (Hend Sabri) and Doha (Menna Shalabi), who commiserate with her as they share their own difficult life events. Ahla al Awqat (aka The Best of Times) was the first feature from writer and director Hala Khalil, and was screened as part of the 2005 San Francisco Arab Film Festival. Written by aya See less
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Director
Writers
Hala Khalil (story) | Wessam Soliman (dialogue) (scenario)
Cinematographers
John Hakiem | Ahmad Al Morsy (as Ahmed el Morsy)
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Release date
Sep 29, 2004 (Kuwait)
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17 cast members
Name Known for
Hanan Turk
Salma Salma   See fewer
Hind Sabri
Yusreya (as Hend Sabri) Yusreya (as Hend Sabri)   See fewer
Menna Shalabi
Doha Abdul Karim Doha Abdul Karim   See fewer
Amr Waked
Hisham Jalal Hisham Jalal   See fewer
Hassan Hosny
Salma's father Salma's father   See fewer
Khaled Saleh
Ibrahim Ibrahim   See fewer
Khairy Beshara
Khairy Beshara Khairy Beshara   See fewer
Sami El-Adl
Uncle Rabie (as Samie Al-Adel) Uncle Rabie (as Samie Al-Adel)   See fewer
Ahmed Kamal
Abdulsalam (as Ahmad Kamal) Abdulsalam (as Ahmad Kamal)   See fewer
Maha Abou Ouf
Najwa (as Maha Abu Auf) Najwa (as Maha Abu Auf)   See fewer
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