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Withered Green

OT: Akhdar Yabes

Mohammed Hammad // Egypt, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2017
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Since the death of their parents, Iman lives with her little sister Noha. She’s in her mid-30s, has never had a man and is worried. She senses signs of the menopause, although she still feels young. She also has to find an uncle who will vouch for Noha’s engagement, as tradition demands. When she can’t find anyone and on top of all that gets the results of a medical examination, Iman takes a drastic decision. Sensitive and moving, the film shows two women in the stranglehold of a patriarchal society and deals with topics that are normally taboo in Arab cinema.


MOHAMMED HAMMAD (* 1980) studied mass communications in Cairo. His controversial shorts Central (2008) and Pale Red (2010) won several awards. Withered Green is his debut feature.



Akhdar Yabes

Fiction Feature





74 min

OV with English subtitles

Mohammed Hammad

Mohammed Hammad

Heba Ali, Asmaa Fawzi, John Ekram Hanna, Tamer Abdel Hamid, Ahmed Al Aidy, Ahmed Hammad, Samya El Galad, Saad Amer, Ekram Hanna, Nabil Sami, Ameer Neseem

Mohammed Hammad, Mohammed El Sharqawi, Kholoud Saad

Mohammed El Sharqawi

Mohammed El Sharqawi. Mohammed Hammad

Mohammed Hammad

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