Amira

Director: Mohamed Diab
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Highlights in-vitro-fertilization and sperm smuggling in Palestine.
The film features high-caliber film stars, including: Jordanian actress Saba Mubarak and Palestinian actor Ali Suliman.
The latest film by Mohammed Diab, director of Clash, that opened the Un Certain Regard at the Cannes Film Festival in 2016 and was Egypt's official submission for the 2017 Academy Awards.
The film world premiered at Venice International Film Festival, where it won 3 awards.
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2021/ Egypt95 min/ Drama
SYNOPSIS
Amira is a bubbly 17-year-old who has grown-up believing she was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her imprisoned father. Her sense of identity is shattered when another attempt to conceive a child with her father’s smuggled sperm reveals he is infertile, rattling her community and turning her family against itself. Amira embarks on a quest to discover her biological father, and salvage what is left of her identity as her world falls apart
CAST
Saba Mubarak
Ali Suleiman
Tara Abboud
Ziad Bakri
CREW
Screenwriter: Mohamed Diab
Khaled Diab
Sherine Diab
DOP: Ahmed Gabr
Editor: Ahmed Hafez
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Production Company(ies)
Film Clinic
Acamedia
The Studio
Al Taher Media Production
Producer(s)
Mohamed Hefzy
Moez Masoud
Mona Abdelwahab
Hany Abu-Assad
Amira Diab
film festivals
Venice International Film Festival, Italy
El Gouna Film Festival, Egypt
Red Sea International Film Festival, Saudi Arabia
Carthage Film Festival (JCC). Tunisia
film awards
Lanterna Magica Award at Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Enrico Fulchignoni Award at Venice International Film Festival, Italy
INTERFILM Award for Promoting Interreligious Dialogue at Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Quotes
“Amira should be high on everyone’s must-watch list” E. Nina Rothe - MIME Moving Image Middle East

‘A tightly written twisty drama in the vein of some of Asghar Farhadi’s better works, the film moves at a brisk pace yet leaves enough room to build three engaging characters who all lose because of one incident in the past.” Marc van de Klashorst - ICS International Cinephile Society

“Mohamed Diab proposes a profound and seismic reflection on the meaning of life” Firouz Pillet - J:MAG