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I Have A Picture

Director: Mohamed Zedan
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The documentary expresses that we are all obliged to live our lives like Motawe; cinema extras. We all live just like accessories in the background image, waiting for a chance to become the star, a chance that may never come, leaving us extras all our lives.
Received grants from the DocMed Workshop and the Final Cut Workshop at the Venice International Film Festival.
Winner of four awards.
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2017/ Egypt72 Min/ Documentary, Biography, Comedy
Original Title
A’ndy Soora “Al Film Raqam 1001 Fi Hayat A’qdam Kombars Fil A’alam”
With the help of Kamal El Homossany, one of the oldest assistant directors in Egypt, Zedan, a young indie filmmaker, is making a documentary about Motawe Eweis, who has worked as an extra in about 1000 Egyptian films since the forties till now.
Motawe Ewais
Kamal EL-Homossany
Mohamed Zedan
Screenwriter: Mohamed Zedan
DOP: Mohamad EL-Hadidi
Editor: Mayye Zayed
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Production Company(ies)
Fig Leaf Studios
Rufy’s Films
Mark Lotfy
film festivals
Cairo National Festival for Egyptian Cinema, Egypt
El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), UAE
Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt
film awards
Best Documentary Film at the Sharjah Film Platform (SFP), UAE
Gold Star for Best Arabic Documentary Film at the El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
Best Documentary Film at the Tripoli Film Festival, Lebanon
Jury Award for Best Documentary Film more than 15 minutes at the Egyptian National Film Festival, Egypt
"From an extra to a hero, a long journey that exceeds all your expectations." Yasmine Akram - Manshoor (Arabic)