When the Sea was Blue

Director: Amr Elseyoufi
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Held its world premiere at Aswan International Women Film Festival
Inspired by personal experiences from the life of the director
Highlights the social status of several women in the Arab world
When the Sea was Blue Poster
2021/ Egypt10 min/ Drama
Original Title
Lama Kan Albahr Azraq
Mariam is a woman in her 40s who feels burdened by the daily routine and boredom. The overuse of technology by the people surrounding her puts a barrier between her and everyone else. One day she decides to break the dullness by taking the boldest decision in her life.
Heba Abdelghany
Mahmoud Hamdi
Nicole Iskander
Adam Zayed
Screenwriter: Mohamed Zayed
DOP: Joseph Karam
Editor: Mohamed Mamdouh
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Amr Elseyoufi
film festivals
Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
The National Egyptian Film Festival, Egypt
Cairo Shorts Film Festival, Egypt
Bahrain Film Festival, Bahrain
Amman International Film Festival, Jordan
film awards
Shady Abdel-Salam Award for best first work at The National Egyptian Film Festival, Egypt
Best Actress Award at Cairo Shorts Film Festival