Like a Matchstick

Director: Hussein El Imam
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Hussein Al Imam's last film and only directorial work. The film brings back black and white films to the cinema.
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2016/ Egypt90 min/ Comedy, Fantasy
Original Title
Zay Ood El Kabreet
Hussein El Imam uses the classics of Egyptian cinema creating a parallel and hilarious reality using all the famous templates with 21 of the most beautiful stars of Egyptian cinema in its golden age.
Hussein El Imam
Sahar Ramy
Khaled Mahrous
Zakaria Amer
Screenwriter: Hussein El Imam
DOP: Mostafa Hassan
Joseph Waguih
Wahid Farid
Alvise Orfanelli
Editor: Samar El Sheikh
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Production Company(ies)
Hassan El Imam Films
Hussein El Imam
film festivals
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF), UAE
Arab Cinema Week in New York, USA
Arabian Sights Film Festival, USA
Backstreet Festival, Egypt
film awards
Samy El Salamouny Award for Innovation to late director Hussein Al Imam at the Egyptian Cinema Film Association Festival
“A bold fantasy needed for the Egyptian cinema.” Amir Alemary - Al Arab News (Arabic)