The Giraffe

Director: Ahmed Magdy
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The film landed its world premiere at Cairo International Film Festival.
MAD Solutions released The Giraffe in Egypt and the UAE.
The film was awarded the AFAC Production Grant and the SANAD Development Grant from the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
Highly acclaimed by many Arab critics, including Essam Zakaria and Mohammed Rouda.
Helmed by award-winning director and actor.
It highlights human abortion- a topic that no one dares to address in the Arab world.
The Giraffe  Poster
2018/ Egypt75 min/ Drama, Fantasy
Original Title
La Ahad Honak
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Through the streets of the city that are void of all but its ghosts, Ahmed is lost and depleted of faith. Tonight, he must save a girl he doesn’t know by getting her enough money to have an abortion. Ahmed is swallowed into the madness of the city as he embarks on a surreally journey where he finds himself involved with an eccentric group of young people lead by an enigmatic girl who is trying to uncover the mystery behind the Giraffe hidden at the zoo.
Amr Hosny
Shaza Moharam
Haydi Koussa
Salma Hassan
Screenwriter: Ahmed Magdy
DOP: Ahmed Magdy
Editor: Essam Ismail
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Production Company(ies)
Garage Art Production
Utaco Digital Film
Fig Leaf Studio
Ahmed Magdy
Mahmoud Lutfy
Mark Lutfy
Mahmoud Eissa
film festivals
Festival International du Film Transsaharien de Zagora, Morocco
Marrakech International Film Festival, Morocco
Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF), Egypt
Cairo Cinema Days, Egypt
Aswan International Women Film Festival, Egypt
Beirut International Women Film Festival, Lebanon
Masr Dot Bokra Film Festival, Egypt
Palestine Cinema Days, Palestine
Festival Cinémas du Sud in Lyon, France
Aarhus Arab Film Festival, Denmark
Dhaka International Film Festival, Bangladesh
Mostra De Cinema Egipcio Contemporaneo, Brazil
Trans-Saharan International Film Festival, Zagora