Egyptian Film Feathers to Screen at Al-Ain Film Festival in UAE 2022 – Film – Arts et Culture
Written and directed by Omar El-Zohairy and co-written by Ahmed Amer, Feathers premiered at the 74th Cannes Film Festival (2021) where it won the Critics’ Week Grand Prize and the International Federation Prize film reviews of the best first feature in parallel sections.
It also won the Aleksandar Sasa Petrovic Grand Prize at the auteur film festival (2021), the best international feature film at the Calgary International Film Festival (2021), as well as four major awards at the Carthage Film Festival (2021 ), including the grand prize, and two awards at the El Gouna Film Festival (2021), among many other awards and nominations.
During the Al-Ain Film Festival, the film will be screened twice, on January 25 and 26.
The 112-minute film stars Demyana Nassar, Samy Bassouny, Fady Mina Fawzy, Abu Sefen Nabil Wesa and Mohamed Abd El-Hady.
The film is produced by French producers Juliette Lepoutre and Pierre Menahem (Still Moving), co-produced by Mohamed Hefzy (Film Clinic) and Shahinaz El Akkad (Lagoonie Film Production), alongside Derk-Jan Warrink and Koji Nelissen (Kepler Film) and Giorgos Karnavas and Konstantinos Kontovrakis (Heretic) and Verona Meier.
The director of the film, El-Zohairy, was born in Cairo in 1988. He studied directing at the Higher Institute of Cinema in Cairo. During his studies, he worked as an assistant director for Yosry Nasrallah and Ahmad Abdalla among many other top directors. His debut short film Zafir (“Breathe Out”) premiered at the 8th Dubai Film Festival and won the Special Jury Mention Award at the Muhr Arab Short Competition.
Al-Ain Film Festival is an annual non-profit film festival, founded in 2019 by Emirati director and writer Amer Salmeen Al Murray. The festival offers professional filmmakers, students and young creators the opportunity to present their films through a single platform. which allows the exchange of experiences and knowledge, and honors the pioneers of the art.