Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim
OT: Ali Mea'za we Ibrahim
Sherif El Bendari // Egypt, France, 2016
Fiction Feature // FF2017
Ali is convinced that his dead girlfriend has been reincarnated as a goat. Ali’s mother, on the other hand, thinks he son isn’t right in the head and sends him to a healer. There he meets Ibrahim, a sound engineer who hears voices. For the shaman, it’s clear that both men have been cursed and will only be able to free themselves by throwing three magic stones into the Nile, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. Ali, the goat and Ibrahim set out on a turbulent trip across Egypt. A road movie, by turns bizarre, funny and touching, and a parable of a country caught between the traditional and the modern.
DirectorSHERIF EL BENDARI (*1978) studied at the Cairo film school and has made a number of documentaries for Al Jazeera as well as award-winning shorts. Ali, the Goat and Ibrahim is his debut feature.
Ali Mea'za we Ibrahim
OV with English subtitles
Sherif El Bendari
Ali Sobhy, Ahmed Magdy, Nahed El Sebai, Salwa Mohamed Aly, Osama Abu El Ata
Mohamed Hefzy, Hossam Elouan
Film Clinic; Transit Films
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