After the end of the Trojan War, Ulysses, the legendary Greek warrior, began his journey back to his homeland Ithaki. A journey that should have taken him days lasted for many years. In 1922, Constantine P. Cavafy, the Alexandrian poet, wrote the poem “Ithaki” that inspires the film. Ithaki glimpses into fifteen characters whose lives have been touched by war, illness, disability and addiction, fusing documentary and fiction genre to highlight the thin line that exists between reality and fantasy. Set in modern day Cairo, the film captures moments of joy, sadness and frustration as the characters’ journeys are waved together by a war-cameraman who wants to make his first fiction film.