Feathers

6/5 | 17:00 | Feathers

Egypt, Netherlands, Greece, France/2021
Omar El Zohairy

Synopsis

When a magic trick goes awry at a children’s birthday party, the authoritative father of the family turns into a chicken. An avalanche of coincidental absurdities befalls everyone; the mother, whose mundane life was dedicated to her husband and children, is now urged to come to the fore and take care of her family. While moving heaven and earth to bring her husband back and secure their survival, she goes through a total transformation.

Режија / Director
Omar El Zohairy

Сценарио / Screenplay
Ahmed Amer
Omar El Zohairy

Директор фотографије / Director of Photography
Kamal Samy

Монтажа / Film Editing
Hisham Saqr

Продуцент / Producer
Juliette Lepoutre

Улоге / Cast
Demyana Nassar
Samy Bassiouny
Fady Mina Fawzy
Abo Sefen Nabil Wesa
Mohamed Abd El Hady

Трајање / Duration
112’ 

Египат, Француска, Холандија, Грчка  2021 /  Egypt, Netherlands, Greece, France 2021

Omar El Zohairy
Director's Biography
Omar El Zohairy
Omar El Zohairy  studied film directing at the High Institute of Cinema in Cairo and worked as an assistant director on feature films of Egypt’s most prominent filmmakers, including Yousri Nasrallah. Zohairy’s first short film, Breathe Out (2011), premiered at the 8th Dubai International Film Festival and won the Muhr Special Jury Prize for Short Films. His second short film, The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometre 375, was the first Egyptian film to be selected for the Cinéfondation competition at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the film went on to win several awards around the world, including Special Mention of the Jury at Kustendorf 2015. His feature debut Feathers premiered at Cannes International Critic’s Week, winning Grand Prix and FIPRESCI Prize.