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Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim

Director: Sherif El Bendary
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The goat has a main role in the film that also introduces two acting prodigies; Ali Sobhi and Ahmed Magdy.
The film received 7 funds and grants from different international organizations.
The film won three awards during its participation in the Final Cut Workshop at the Venice International Film Festival.
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2016/ Egypt - Qatar - France - UAE - Germany90 min/ Drama, Comedy
Original Title
Ali Me’za w Ibrahim
SYNOPSIS
Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim follows a strange love story of a young man living in a rough neighborhood. He travels across Egypt on the recommendation of a psychic along with Ibrahim who is almost driven mad by the voices he hears in his head. Their journey turns into a voyage of friendship and self-discovery.
CAST
Ali Sobhi
Ahmed Magdy
Salwa Mohamed Aly
Nahed El Sebai
CREW
Screenwriter: Ahmed Amer
DOP: Amr Farouk
Editor: Emad Maher
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Production Company(ies)
Film Clinic
Transit Films
Arizona Productions
Producer(s)
Mohamed Hefzy
Hossam Elouan
Daniel Ziskind
film festivals
film festivals Qumrah International Film Festival, Iraq
film festivals Mons International Love Film Festival, Belgium
film festivals Rendez- Vous with French Cinema, Paris
film festivals Sharm El-Sheikh Arab and European Film Festival, Egypt
film festivals AFAC Film Week, Morocco
film festivals Arab Film Festival Amman, Jordan
film festivals Arab Film Festival Australia
film festivals Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
film festivals Arab Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
film festivals Festival International du Film Transsaharien de Zagora, Morocco
film festivals Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
film festivals Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
film festivals Venice International Film Festival, Italy
film festivals Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, Egypt
film festivals Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema, Egypt
film awards
film awards Best Actor Award at the Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Best Feature Film at the Malmö Arab Film Festival (MAFF), Sweden
CNC Award, Knightworks Award, Titra TVS Award
at the Venice International Film Festival, Italy
Best Film, Best Cinematography and Jury Award for Artistic Creativity at the Egyptian Catholic Center Cinema Festival, Egypt
Samy Al Salamouny Award for Renewal and Creation, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Soundtrack, a Certificate of Appreciation in Cinematography at the Film Society Festival For Egyptian Cinema, Egypt
Quotes
“Short-film director Sherif El Bendary’s feature debut brings together disparate elements for an unexpectedly warm-hearted finale that asserts the primacy of love in whatever form it may take.” Jay Weissberg - Variety

“A totally unexpected feature bow from well-known short filmmaker Sherif El Bendary, Ali, the Goat, and Ibrahim (Ali Mea’za we Ibrahim) defies categorization.” Deborah Young – The Hollywood Reporter