An Egyptian Welsh director and writer. She began her career working on
documentaries and then moved to independent feature films. She is known for MY BROTHER THE
DEVIL (2012) and THE FIFTH BOWL (2008).
Produced by Netflix and starring an international cast that
includes Manal Issa, Nathalie Issa, Ali Suliman, Ahmed Malek, Kinda Alloush, and Matthias Schweighöfer,
El-Hosaini’s THE SWIMMERS opened the Toronto Festival, where Cameron Bailey — the festival’s CEO
— described it as “the best kind of surprise” during his introduction to the festival’s edition.