Angels of Cairo
Lewis has written a script. Eighty pages in ten days.
Hardly slept… He taps the bag on his shoulder with a
delicate fingertip like it’s a hot kettle. Cliff is then given
ten minutes on the problem with Lewis’s printer. Then
the history of problems with his printer. Then problems
with printers more generally…
Robert Clifford is in Cairo to present his latest film for
a festival prize. It has taken seven gruelling years of
his life to make and is definitely NOT a film about his
mother. But his moment in the spotlight is not quite as he
scripted. There are rumours the jury could be influenced.
Nobody can lay their hands on a copy of the film. And
even his girlfriend thinks it’s about his mother.
Cliff’s producer has not turned up but sent his nephew
Lewis Proudfoot instead. Lewis has a script of his own
to sell and is determined that everyone should hear
about it. Then a meeting is arranged with a group of
the festival organiser’s friends, who may or may not be
Angels of Cairo is a fast-moving, acerbic comedy told
over a single day but capturing a lifetime of angst and
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