COMPETITION

Ahmed Magdy

Égypte

Synopsis

Ahmed drives through the derelict nightscape of Cairo, anxious to secure money to pay for an abortion for a young woman – a procedure that must take place immediately. He comes across an intriguing group of young people, led by a woman who aims to solve the enigma surrounding a giraffe rumoured to be hidden at the Cairo zoo. As an absurd chain of events unfolds, Ahmed is distracted from his mission. At heart, Ahmed Magdy’s debut feature-length film is a meditation on the cruelty of life and the benevolence of humanity. In The Giraffe, he sketches eerie nocturnal tableaux set in a city that almost never sleeps, adeptly juggling contradictions in a film noir imbued with hope.

Country

Egypt

Year

2018

Length

75 minutes

Format

Colour

Langue

Arabic

Fiche technique

Director : Ahmed Magdy

Producer : Ahmed Magdy, Mahmoud Lotfy, Mark Lotfy, Mahmoud Eissa

Screenwriter : Ahmed Magdy

Cinematographer : Ahmed Magdy

Editor : Essam Ismail

Art Director : Mahmoud Lotfy

Sound : Michael Fawzi

Music : Shadi ElHoseini

Interprétation

Amr Hosny, Shaza Moharam, Haidy Koussa, Salma Hassan, Rasha Magdy

Contact

Production Company : Garage Art Production, Otaku Digital Film, Fig Leaf Studios

International Sales : MAD Solutions