Every day Nawara goes to work along a path that takes her between the alleys of the poor neighborhood and the roads that lead to the villas within a luxury compound. Every day, on her way ... See full summary »
Ameer Salah Eldin,
Khaled returns from USA to his mother's funeral at his hometown: Alexandria, Egypt. He decides to make it a fresh new start even if it meant mending his first love story yet it proved a ... See full summary »
The film is a comedy about a couple seeking a visa to America. The husband discovers that his pregnant wife has taken pills to speed up the delivery process to give birth on American soil, and his son gets citizenship.
Maged El Kedwany,
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Maged El Kedwany,
A new swimming pool opens in a Cairo district, with the announcement that Sundays will be only for females. This causes ripples throughout the local community, while three women - Shamiya, Azza, and Lula - assess their varying lives.
A woman who suffers from AIDS decides not to surrender to the fatal disease. She exerts huge efforts in trying to recover or by helping those who suffer the same disease by giving them glimmers of hope.
Ali loves a goat called Nada and Ibrahim hears voices from another world. Both young men are misunderstood and marginalized. Together, they embark on a journey that takes them around Egypt only to discover, through their strong friendship, that their ailment is in fact their strength.Written by
Ali the Goat & Ibrahim took me by surprise. It has all the shades of a typical comedy drama and yet by the end of it it feels like having given out a profound message about love and death. The central characters Ali, his goat, and his neighbour Ibrahim set out to travel with the hope of getting away from their mundane life and specific issues (Ali is ridiculed by his mother for being obsessed with his goat while Ibrahim is irritated by a static noise that he keeps hearing everytime). So begins the journey and a sweet little tale of letting go and friendship. Al the Goat & Ibrahim is often funny, sometimes poignant, and rarely boring, and I will not be surprised if Egypt comes up with more feature films. There is also a little undercurrent of politics that director Sherif El Bendary mixes to his peculiar drama and which is another great feature of this short 90-minute film that is so rare to find. I will be looking forward to more from Egypt. TN.
(Watched and reviewed at its India premiere at the 21st MAMI Mumbai Film Festival.)
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