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Netflix’s ‘Finding Ola’ Explores Self-Discovery and Life After Divorce: Review

February 6, 2022

Netflix’s latest Arabic original ‘Finding Ola’ landed on the platform on 3 February, shedding light on a woman’s journey of self-discovery, society’s perception of men vs women after divorce, and the struggles of juggling motherhood and a career. ‘Finding Ola’ is a six-episode Egyptian dramedy, starring Tunisian-Egyptian actress Hend Sabry, who reprises her role as Ola Abdel-Sabour from the 2010 comedy series “Ayza Atgawez” (“I Want to Get Married”). Directed by Hadi El Bagoury, the series features a star-studded cast including Sawsan Badr, Hany Adel, Nada Moussa, Mahmoud Ellisy, Dalia Shawky, Omar Sherif, Yasmina El Abd, and Aicel Ramzi. In cooperation with Partner Pro and executive producer Amin El-Masri, Sabry is also the show’s executive producer through her company Salam Production. Though this is an Egyptian production, ‘Finding Ola’ will undoubtedly have universal appeal, as the topics and themes it explores are relevant to households in every corner of the globe. Note: This article contains spoilers for the show. “Everything is under control,” Ola says with a reassuring smile in the opening scenes of ‘Finding Ola’ as she’s in a car with her husband, two children and mother on the…

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